Friday, October 21, 2011

Oh, the Colors of Fall

Brent took a few days off of work, so we decided to do what everyone else does this time of year...go see the beautiful colors in the mountains.  Since I graduated from App State, I always enjoy visiting the Boone area.  We made our way up the mountain and we stopped in Downtown Boone to enjoy some of the sites and stores.  O's favorite store (ours too) was the Mast General Store.  He had been so good so we let him pick out a toy and some candy.  No surprise to us whatsoever, he picked out a red tractor.  Go figure!!  He loves his tractors. 

We then walked over and spent a little time on campus.  Since classes were in session, we didn't exactly fit in.  A couple with a two-and-a-half year old and another one on the way isn't exactly the norm on a college campus.  Nonetheless, we enjoyed it and were able to spend some time in the Bookstore.  There was a lot of construction going on, so O was able to enjoy watching the tractors work.  He later said that was his favorite part.  Again, absolutely no surprise to us! 

We grabbed some lunch and then wanted to head up to Blowing Rock and enjoy some of the stores and the park there.  We knew the President was in NC that day, but didn't know or bother to check his tour schedule.  We were stopped in traffic heading towards Blowing Rock when they told everyone we had to turn around.  Every road was being closed and every turn we took led to another closed road.  Fortunately, we found a back road that took us to 421 and we headed back home. 

After a stop along the way to let O run around in a park, he took a quick nap and we got back home.  The leaves were perfect and the weather too, already looking forward to heading back sometime soon.

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