Our trip to N.C.

Enjoying delicious food & lots of laughs at cornucopia.
Enjoying delicious food & lots of laughs at Cornucopia.

        We enjoyed a three day break this past week and went with dear friends, Fred & Barb, to visit Fred’s brother, Don, in Brevard, N.C.  We started off with a beautiful drive through the mountains as we headed for our first stop, lunch with friends Tommy & Peggy, at one of our favorite restaurants, Cornucopia, in Cashiers, N.C.  Wes & I always get the “magic mushroom” which is a delicious grilled portabella mushroom sandwich. We enjoyed eating on their veranda while we talked and laughed away a couple of hours. An hour or so later we arrived at Don’s house and were introduced to his new red Porsche. It’s always a treat to just sit and relax on Don’s back porch watching all of his birds and tossing peanuts to the squirrels when they visit. We enjoyed a nice dinner at a local Chinese restaurant and finished off the evening watching a funny movie and laughing together. The next day was spent just relaxing and walking through some of the downtown area stores. That evening we were treated to a most wonderful dinner at one of our absolute favorite restaurants called Jordan Street. After consuming way too much of the incredibly delicious food and homemade bread, we returned home and it was time for our annual Theremin concert. Since none of us knows how to play, we just ham it up and be silly, with Fred always being the best act! Everyone always goes to bed with sore stomach muscles from too much laughter after this event.

The group enjoying dinner at Jordan Street.
The group enjoying dinner at Jordan Street.

        We said our farewells the next morning after having some of Wes’s delicious, homemade, blueberry pancakes together, and headed home. The four of us really enjoy our visits to Don’s. We spent a big part of the day, on the way back, in Waynesville, N.C. looking through shops and a few galleries, and of course eating again.  We returned home to a pile of apples which were needing to be cooked down for use in future pancakes and just to be eaten. We made short work of them and were back to painting in no time. We each finished a miniature painting and have started painting the next ones.

Wes peeling apples in our kitchen.
Wes peeling apples in our kitchen.
"Baby Bonobo" 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 by Rachelle, shown with US penny for scale.
"Baby Bonobo" 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 by Rachelle, shown with US penny for scale.
he Bus Boy" 2 1/ x 3 1/2 by Wes, shown with US penny for scale.
"The Bus Boy" 2 1/ x 3 1/2 by Wes, shown with US penny for scale.

Well, for now it’s back to painting miniatures and eating apples.
Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂


8 thoughts on “Our trip to N.C.

  1. Hi Rachelle,

    Really enjoy reading about your exploits and looking at the miniature art. I recently tried my first ‘mini’. Now I can really appreciate the detail you get in your paintings (and Wes also!) This is not easy. But it was fun so I shall try again 🙂
    Best wishes, Lesley Ann

  2. Hi Lesley Ann,

    I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog. Hope you had fun with your first ‘mini’. They’re definitely not for the faint of heart! Good luck with your next one and enjoy 🙂

    Best wishes,

  3. Hi Rachelle:
    You and Wes lead such interesting lives. I enjoyed reading the newsletters and now I enjoy reading your blog. I am busy getting ready for the MASF show. I still have 3 more paintings to do…yikes! My summer show for the standard size paintings in Laguna Beach, CA just ended so I will really be busy. Keep doing all those interesting adventures because they are fun to read about. Oh, I heard that you did a few things with my friend Carol while you were in California.

  4. Hi Elinor,
    I’m so glad to hear you enjoy reading my blog. We are still painting for the MASF show as well. We hope to continue doing interesting things as time permits, as they are fun to do & fun to write about. yes, we enjoyed spending some time with carol, while out in CA for the first time.
    Rachelle 🙂

  5. Hi Rachelle!
    Time flies doesn’t it? I was wondering if you and Wes were in Jackson Hole right now, or at home like me….sigh…
    I so wanted to go out there, but had to stay home and work work work.
    I”ve been such a hermit this year and time just keeps slipping by! You’ve done a good job on your new blog…love your painting of the young sparrow. Gorgeous light!
    I wish they’d tell us whether the WV paintings sold…it stresses me out not knowing!

    Let me know how you are….cheers!

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