27 November 2008
I spent last weekend in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. When we arrived there were remnants of the last snowfall still on the ground. It was just a small amount, but honestly, any snow makes me happy.
This is our house. It was my grandparents second home and now belongs to my mum and uncle. They are trying to sell it, but I would love for us to keep it in the family. We used to spend weeks up there during the summers and we would go up for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. My grandparents loved being there and I did too. It takes about 3 and 1/2 hours to get there for us and with the pets, it just makes it hard to get up there very often.
It is always so beautiful in the mountains. The air is crisper and cleaner somehow and the sky seems so much closer. I hated to leave and even tried to convince mum that we should stay another day. They were calling for snow the day we had to leave, and I so wanted to hang around to see it. Oh well... maybe I'll head back up during the Christmas holiday. I'm taking a few vacation days and will have almost two weeks off.
I wish I could say it was good to be home. But truly, it isn't. I would rather have stayed there, in the mountains, in the clouds.
Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving...