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