.... is ..... i was going on a surprise out-of-town trip this weekend.....
yup! since we have a points race next weekend (birthday weekend) boyfrinn said i needed to pack a bag ..... he was taking me "somewhere" THIS weekend....
so ...... friday morning we piled our bags into the supercoupe and headed ..... which way will it be???..... west..... ahhhhhhh!! to the mountains! YAY!!!
kv had rented us a beautiful cabin for the weekend in Foscoe NC, just a bit south of Boone....
...... the featured cabin on the site is the one we had for the weekend!! it was so freaking cool! the hot-tub is outside in the latticed enclosure.... VERY nice!
for supper, he had made reservations at a chef-owned fine dining establishment that is reknown for their menu that features game entrees:
holy moly!! the food was incredible.... delicious! we both had a different specialty salad followed by buffalo rib-eyes .... and to finish the meal some incredible bourbon bread pudding.... yah.... it is not really bread pudding season, but evidently when the chef's have it on the menu, it is THE dessert to select..... AND it was fantastic!!!
the drive into and across the mountains to the restaurant was absolutely beautiful ..... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ..... very nice!!
saturday morning was sunny and pleasant and OH MY!! there was something else planned ..... we arrived here:
MUCH to my surprise ..... we had an hour and a half carriage ride through a lush beautiful valley .... oh! my! goodness! it was so romantic and relaxing and such a wonderful area ..... the farm owner was our rein-man ..... and during the ride he offered a host of info about the valley and it's history....
the rest of the weekend, we explored some local fare .... flea markets .... park gardens ..... cruised toward grandfather mountain just for the heck of it..... and WOW! got to watch some cable tv which IS A BIG deal to us country folk who do not pay for telly!!!
anyways..... i just wanted to share what a fabulous weekend we had.... we had not had ANY vacation this year so it was SUCH a purrrrfectly timed series of events!!!