Great couple of days boondocking in Greenville at the in-laws and keeping our granddaughter. I picked Bee up from school Wednesday. We went to have lunch with Melissa at Lieu’s, which is always yummy. It was a fun girls lunch! Bee and I spent the afternoon at Barnes & Noble Greenridge, building a zoo for all the Schleich minuture animals and reading books. We went out for Mexican Wednesday with Wiley’s parents, Grandaddy and JoJo, and played lots with Bee at their house Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. JoJo had gotten her a new tea set and serving tray, which provided hours of fun make-believe cooking, preparing tea, and serving all of us. It was fantastic to see all of the wonderfully imaginative pretend play that was going on. Bee melts me!
Boondocked in Juliann’s driveway Thursday night in Greenville. Julianne, Wiley, and I went out to Grateful Brew for a few drinks and to catch up, followed by a delicious dinner at our old neighborhood haunt, the Pita House. Fun night!
We picked up our granddaughter, Bee Friday morning and got on the road South to Helen, GA for the weekend. We had never been to the town of Helen, but were not overly enthusiastic, thinking it would be a tacky tourist trap, like Myrtle Beach or Gatlinburg. Yes, it was touristy, but tiny and cute. Super fun with a 5yr old. Had a delicious lunch on the river at the Troll Tavern (Best pretzel ever with cheese/veggie soup dip) followed by a visit to the Hansel & Gretel Candy Shop. Got lots of goodies. They were scrumptious!
So, I said on Facebook that I was in a Sapphire, Greenville, Asheville loop. I jokingly, asked for somebody to help me. One of my followers, said, “What a loop to be caught in! I’ll take it!”. I certainly wasn’t complaining, but her comment did lead me to contemplation and gratitude. We have been between Sapphire, Greenville, and Asheville, going to pick up and drop off Miles in Asheville for Spring Break then Spring Weekend, then visiting Bee, the in-laws, and friends in Greenville, and returning home, only to turn around and do it all again, constantly, since the beginning of March. When I paused, after I read the comment, I thought about Sapphire, Greenville, and Asheville. Each one is a fabulous destination in itself, that others only hope to visit or travel long distances to visit. I am so fortunate to be caught in this loop and have the opportunity to spend time in each of these amazing towns with people I love. Sometimes, it’s good to stop and smell the roses. Ahhhhhh!
Happy was all over WNC and SC this past week. We were only home in Sapphire, from our last trip to Greenville, for two nights before loading up again and heading out. We left Friday afternoon to go to Asheville School to see Miles play baseball. It was cold, windy, and drizzly, so we should get parents of the year for staying the entire game. Miles played a new position at 3rd base. Both, he and the Blues, had a great game with a 5-3 win over Asheville HS. So glad we were there!
We left Asheville after the game and drove back to Brevard, where we spent the weekend camping at Hollywood, my friend Holly’s mountaintop property. One of our fave boondocking spots.