This past weekend, I spent with Marc, my grandpa and his wife, and my brother, Brock, and his family.
My grandfather has had a house in Deep Gap, 20 minutes outside of Boone, for about 15 years, now. When I went to visit Appalachian State University for the first time my senior year of high school, we stayed at his house, and I fell in love with the mountains. I just can’t get enough of them.
It was pretty fun. You can see so much better from up there! And I was so used to driving back and forth to App that I missed some of the scenery. I got to enjoy the view all the way up on this trip. Like I said, it was fun. =.)
We arrived at Papa’s house sometime around 8:30-9:00 a.m. He’s selling his house at the end of November, so it was our last time visiting. I’m so going to miss this place. I’m going to miss the views from the deck…
So, after we arrived, Papa and Shirley let us borrow their SUV so we could go into Boone and visit the campus. Sooooo much has changed since I’ve graduated (besides 3 national football championships)! It’s a little bittersweet, because it almost doesn’t feel like the same place. I finally got a frame for my diploma…4 years later. But it does look pretty awesome in the frame! =.) I’m excited about it!
After our trip to Boone, I’ve definitely done my share of supporting my school with some school spirit! I got an alumni plate to go around my license plate on my car, and wind-thingie to go on my porch (I’m not sure of the technical name…), a new t-shirt (adorable – grey with pink polka dots!), a new water bottle, some awesome stone coasters, and a hat for Marc.
Brock, Wendy, Allie & Ava arrived around 12:00 noon, and we decided to head to the outlets so we could avoid the crowds on Saturday, but not before the girls frolicked in the yard for a bit. =.)
Papa & Ava Papa & Allie On a Snoopy ride at the Outlets Ava – showing her teeth (her version of a smile =.) Christmas Tree Farm We spent Saturday in downtown Boone on King Street…fun stuff! =.) I don’t know what was up with Allie & her coat and toboggan…it was 65* =.) Sisters…Deer in the front yard Looking at the deer =.)
I hope your weekend was wonderful, too! Have a great week! =.)