Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Crazy at the Cove

David and I went to a conference at the Cove in Ashville, NC last week. It was spiritually renewing and I will talk about that later, but I wanted to share some of the quirkiness of our trip (in no particular order).
  • We ran into a former college student from our Ohio days. He's married now with one child and one on the way.
  • I met a man from Memphis who looked vaguely familiar. Turns out he was the judge when I went to try and wiggle out of my speeding ticket. OUCH!!
  • It rained and rained and rained!!!
  • The rain kind of blocked out the view of the mountains...what mountains?
  • When you go to the bathroom in an outhouse at the top of a mountain, it's kind of breezy.
  • We ate and ate and ate.
  • We opted to stay at a Bed and Breakfast since we knew the Cove didn't have TV's, after all it was vacation. Guess what...the B&B didn't have TV's either. Guess what else...a TV free week was nice.
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful drive.
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is a spooky drive when the clouds are swirling around you.
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is not the quickest way to get to Memphis from Ashville.
  • Traveling without kids is so much easier!!! (Although I did miss them!!)
  • Driving a Hummer really does feel like you are driving in a tank.
  • Driving a Hummer makes you feel way cooler than driving a grocery getter (minivan).
  • It was great to go, BUT it was even more great to come home to our sweet family.


Live In Contrast said...

Sounds like a great trip! I'm curious-- who was the "former college student" you ran into?

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

Glad you guys had a good trip. That is a beautiful part of the country!