As per the past 4 years, my family ventures from the sweltering heat of Fort Myers, FL to the beautiful mountainous terrain of Boone, NC...namely Seven Devils! This year was no different, even with the impending "marrying off" of their last and only daughter, me, my parents made the pilgramage to their mecca--the beloved mountain house! So, the new hubs and I packed up the car in Blacksburg (a mere 3 days after arriving in VA) and headed south to celebrate the freedom of our nation. We had a BLAST! Not only did we get to peruse my parents new house, we fellowshiped with everyone and were finally able to have conversations with people that attended our wedding! Not to mention, we got more presents!!! :)
We arrived Thursday evening and enjoyed our favorite cuisine-Japanese Food at Makoto's in Boone! After our mouths and tummies were satisfied, we headed home for the evening and simply sat and chatted until the wee hours of the night.
Friday, the day of our Independence, we were able to relax and enjoy the mountains. We ran a few errands with the parents and got all ingredients for the famous "Mama Lee's Banana Pudding". Cody and I had the honor of making that for the big Fourth of July party at the Miller's home, a few streets away!
We had great food, fantastic conversation and amazing fireworks!
The next day was the Seven Devils BBQ and the Blowing Rock Independence Day Parade. Sadly, the weather was horrible so we briefly made it to the BBQ *where Cody and I won a free tank of propane gas--yipee!!* So, we headed to the parade, but just watched a few minutes from the car, due to the hostile weather conditions! But, because it rained we were able to make it to see Corey and Cissie (a fellow blogger and reason why im starting one) Lynch and catch up for a few minutes!
So, all in all it worked out quite well! Hope y'all had a wonderful 4th of July! Never forget the ultimate freedom we have in Christ!
Love and Blessings,