Blowing Rock

Hi everyone, and happy Saturday to you! Hope your weekends are off to a wonderful start. We had a load of mulch delivered on the driveway this morning which mean a whole lot of work and sore muscles are heading our way later today and tomorrow. I’m thinking I may have to come up with some excuses as to why I’m “allergic” to mulch. Poor PopPop. I don’t know why that guy comes to visit us!

Today I wanted to share some photos with you of our adventure to Blowing Rock last weekend. After all the hemming and hawing, we did pack up and head to the mountains, and it was a really nice time. A bit cold, yes, and a bit past the peek autumn color, but beautiful still. Here is scenic downtown Blowing Rock, a charming little town filled with bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and shops.

Some of the shops.

Wouldn’t this be a lovely place to stay?

From downtown we headed to Blowing Rock park.

The scenes were breathtaking, even past the peek of color. Above Nik’s head, you can see the famous Blowing Rock of Indian legend.

Of course my kiddos had to climb the rock.

One for one more photo, here is my little devil, all dressed for Halloween trick or treats.

For those of you interested in following along on the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop today, here is the list of participating blogs.

Clearsnap – http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/
Spellbinders http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/Community/Blog.aspx
Hampton Art – http://blog.hamptonart.com/
Zutter – http://binditall.blogspot.com/
Graphic45 – http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
The Twinery – http://www.thetwineryblog.com/
Authentique Paper http://authentiquepaper.blogspot.com/
Jan Hennings – Glue Arts http://papercraftpleasures.blogspot.com/
Kim Sonksen – Donna Salazar Designs – http://kimsonksen.blogspot.com/
Jamie Harper – Hampton Art http://www.jamieharper.typepad.com
Jenny Suchin – The Twinery http://www.suchins.blogspot.com/
Heather Conklin– Authentique Paper http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel- Graphic 45 http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Christine Emberson – Spellbinders http://hope-chances.blogspot.com/
Julie Overby – Spellbinders http://joverby.blogspot.com/
Julie Ranae Murray- The Twinery http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com/
Mary Dawn Quirindongo – Clearsnap http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com/
Lea Sanders – Zutter http://leasanders.wordpress.com/
Tara Orr – Graphic45 http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com/
Patti Milazzo – Glue Arts – http://pattimilazzo.blogspot.com/
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper http://createserendipity.blogspot.com/
Jessy Christopher – Donna Salazar Designs – http://www.teacherjessy.blogspot.com

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Blog Hop project. Until then, I hope you have a wonderful day!

18 thoughts on “Blowing Rock

  1. Looks like my kind of town! The photos are wonderful! Did you have any cupcakes? I love Pete’s hat! Nik makes a sweet devil! Don’t work too hard this weekend. My husband and son are off in a pancreatic cancer run. I’ve got a sore ankle, so I’m home baking banana bread and crafting.

  2. Great photos! My sister and I were there earlier this year. I took some of the same exact pictures as you did! Too funny! Of course, when we went, there was so much fog that you couldn’t see 20 feet in front of you! Glad you had a great time!

  3. I’m so glad you picked up and went on your mini trip! I know those times for us are so amazing, relaxing, and wonderful!!!!! Your photos said all of that and more!!!!!
    e.

  4. This has been a very creative hop. I enjoy these types of project filled hops. Thank you so much for sharing. G45 & Clearsnap sent me. Good luck everyone.

  5. It’s a lovely area. My kids live in Boone but my daughter-in-law works at a coffee shop there in Blowing Rock. Hoping you enjoy a cup of coffee from her today!

  6. Awesome post!!! I love seeing your photos!!! It looks so beautiful there – wow. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us! Aren’t you so happy you decided to go? Your little devil is just adorable! Hee hee.

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