VIP Travel: Adventuring in North Carolina

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Today, I had the most amazing adventure EVER! I woke up to a beautiful sunrise at the cabin, made breakfast, climbed to the tippy top (almost *wink*) of The Blowing Rock, shopped at local stores, walked the dogs at Bass Lake, and ended the day with fresh baked cookies. Phew…I am exhausted–but a happy exhausted! :)

Never have I ever spent the night in a cabin nor stood atop a mountain–it has been such a fabulously inspiring experience. As I sit on the back deck of the cabin typing this blog, I cannot find the perfect words to describe just how breathtaking today’s journey was…pictures capture most of it; however, they do not suffice being here in person…breathing in the crisp mountain air…and wondering if Home Depot can color match the lovely blue hue of the mountains in the distance *wink* Everywhere I look here [in Blowing Rock], I cannot help but think, “Wow…how amazing is our God!” Psalms 11:1 

Now, I am going to make some homemade hot chocolate, prop up my feet, and possibly take a nap…a really long nap*wink* while y’all check out some of the snapshots from today’s VIP travel adventure :)

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I believe I can fly...I believe I can touch the sky...*wink*
I believe I can fly…I believe I can touch the sky…*wink*
It was quite blustery at the top of The Blowing Rock...*note: wear hair in a cute pony tail next time*
It was quite blustery at the top of The Blowing Rock…*note: wear hair in a cute ponytail next time*

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Selfie FAIL with my mom. The wind was so blustery which made it virtually impossible to get a decent selfie*wink*
Selfie FAIL with my mom. It was so blustery…which made it virtually impossible to get a decent selfie*wink*; however, I thought this turned out pretty cute! Love you, Momma :)
Chilling at The Blowing Rock with Grandfather Mountain and Grandmother Mountain in the background.
Chilling at The Blowing Rock with Grandfather Mountain and Grandmother Mountain in the background.
Me being my eight year old self *wink*
Me being my eight year old self *wink*

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I nearly gave my mom a heart attack when I insisted on climbing to the top of The Blowing Rock. The view from the tip of The Blowing Rock was awesomely captivating!
I nearly gave my mom a heartattack when I insisted on climbing to the top of The Blowing Rock…Eventually, she agreed and gave me a “pep talk” all the way to the top. Don’t tell her…but I think the pep talk was more for her than me *wink*
Finally...I got my mom to join me and to my surprise, she actually liked it *wink*
Finally…I got my mom to join me at the top and to my surprise, she actually liked it *wink*
This photo explains my mom and I perfectly. She is striking a pose while I am dangerously hanging my phone off the side of The Blowing Rock to snap a photo of the medallion (see photo below).
This photo explains my mom and I perfectly. She is striking a pose while I am dangerously hanging my phone off the side of The Blowing Rock to snap a photo of the “U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey Reference Mark” medallion. I will upload a photo to the Facebook page later to show y’all:)
My Giant Schnauzer, Ziva, and I at Bass Lake.
My Giant Schnauzer, Ziva, and I at Bass Lake.

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Seriously, Home Depot...can you color match this? *wink*
Seriously, Home Depot…can you color match this? *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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