Thursday, July 12, 2012

Our Anniversary Trip

A couple of weeks ago, Rich and I packed up and headed for a 3 day/3 night mountain getaway. We decided last summer that we would plan a 15th anniversary vacation for just the two of us...and after we gave it a great deal of thought, we decided to go to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. We both love the mountains, and it was still not all that far away from our children. My Mom and Dad kept the children while we were away. 
We stayed in the small mountain town of Hendersonville, NC. It had several stores and restaurants and a whole lot of character. We ate out, window shopped, and even got ice cream at the local ice cream shop. It was so much fun spending time with each other and having a very relaxed agenda.
 On one of our days in the mountains, we took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a beautiful ride, and we stopped at most of the lookouts just to enjoy the beauty of God's Creation!
We also drove up to Mount Mitchell. We were able to park close to the top, so the climb to the summit was only about 300 yards. It was a fantastic view and we couldn't stop talking about bringing the children back one day soon. Rich is planning a tent camping trip to Mount Mitchell for him and the boys in the near future.
Did you know that Mount Mitchell is the highest point east of the MS River?  Pretty cool!

This was the view from the Mount Mitchell Restaurant where we stopped for lunch.

Our trip was full of rest and relaxation and the pure enjoyment of being together to celebrate 15 years of marriage. We are both so thankful that we have such a strong and committed love that still grows stronger everyday. We are thankful for our precious children that we are raising together. I pray that God's blessings will continue to be upon us as we seek to serve Him, follow Him, and love Him with all of our hearts, soul, and mind!


  1. Beautiful mountains! What a great anniversary trip! Happy anniversary!

  2. Sounds like the perfect anniversary getaway...just the two of you! Who wouldn't love the NC mountains? Gorgeous every time I see them. So glad you were able to plan such a nice trip.