Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Packin' It Up!

This is a photo of us last year at Linville Falls. Mom calls it our "family portrait". :)

We're getting all packed up. Mom says we have about as much stuff as they do!! Whatever...well...maybe....

Dad says we're leaving in the morning no later than 7 a.m., which should be interesting since mom doesn't do well nor function nor is friendly before 7 a.m., but she said she would make an exception since this was for a fun roadtrip not a "going to work" roadtrip.

The petsitter also came by last night to go over Simon's drugs and food routine (he's still stealing turkey noms). She was very nice, and one of mom's friends. Simon was not happy though that someone else is going to be giving him his pills, and that we would be leaving him. Maybe I'll get him a pinecone or something as a gift? Do kitties like pinecones??

Anyway, last year, when we went to NC this time of year, the leaves were just starting to turn (seet here's a lot of green in the photo above). But this year, they've had some freakisly cold weather so now all the leaves are turning early! Here's a photo from the BlueRidge Pkwy. Daily Facebook page:

Jennifer DeSimone Mesk took this wonderful photo off the BRP. Aren't the colors AMAZING?!?!
And since the leaves don't tecknikally change until mid-late October, we should she beautiful leaves while beating out the "leaf people" who schedule their vacay's that time of year! Booy-yah!!

And since it's still cool, mom and dad are going to make S'mores which means I get Marshmellows!!! And maybe a fire-cooked hotdog! NOM!!

So stay safe my friends. I'll see you all in a week and a half. I'm sure I'll have tons of photos!


  1. Rock it out Anna! Have fun in my 'hood but be on the lookout and protect your peeps. You never know who or what is lurking in those mountain shadows... DUH, DUH, DUH!

    over and out,

  2. You couldn't have picked a better week! The forecast for the next ten days is PERFECT. In contrast, last week it was dreary and overcast with occasional monsoons for an entire week straight! I felt sorry for the poor folks who planned their vacation for last week. And that picture above does capture what it looks like here now. The grass is bright green, but the sumac and other plants along the roadsides are colorful and in places the trees are already changing color. It's my favorite time of year in the mountains - pleasantly warm, with cool nights, the landscape both green and colorful, and no onslaught of tourists yet. Have fun and travel safe! :)

  3. Hey Anna!
    Wow, have a blast on your trip! Enjoy those campfire treats! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  4. Have a wonderful trip!!! The weather looks like it is going to be great!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  5. OMD, I was just woofing to myself: "Self. Did you not see that eggzakt same pikshure on the innerwebs yesterday?" Then when you eggsplained I rememmered I seened it on the BRP thingie, too! Glad to know the mentals still be werking. Now you has a grate time and I be here in a sit/stay wating in anticipashuns fur your gorgeous pikshures of your fantabulous trip! Be safe, have funs, but don't do anything I wouldn't do. (That pritty much leaves you wide open fur anything, BOL.)

  6. Wow, a holiday! That sounds like it will be a lot of fun :D

    Enjoy it all!


  7. Have a super time Anna. Pawsonally, I think a Pine Cone would make a grrreat pressie. hehehe

  8. I cannot wait to see your pictures and hear about all your adventures when you get back! I hope you have tons of fun and have lots of good stories to tell.


    P.S. Don't worry! Our puppy is supposed to be born on October 12, so we won't be bringing it home for a long time yet!

  9. Oh, the colors are just beautiful. Happy early rising, Anna - and have a fantabulous time!!!

    Paws crossed that all goes well for Simon.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. Have fun and eat loads of the marshmallows! I think it's going to be absolutely beautiful...Travel safe and listen to your parents, Anna!!

  11. Okay, I take back what I said about perfect weather. It's going to be friggin' cold this weekend!!!! But, good hot cocoa and roasted marshmallow weather.

  12. Have a great time and enjoy the trip!
    Can't wait to hear on your story bout this wonderful holiday :)


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