The mountains around Blowing Rock, NC were the setting
for our family holiday.
My husband, daughter, son-in-law, and three adult grand
children love the mountains.
My daughter and family purchased this cabin in the woods.
It has two bedrooms plus a finished loft and basement, room
for all of us.
It seemed very cold to us Floridians. My husband and I took the warmest clothes we had, but they were Florida winter clothes. The cabin has a fireplace and heat, but we were cold
weather wimps. Well, it was in the low to mid 20's with lots of wind.
This interior photo shows my husband on the sofa in his
puffy jacket, but my grandson is in short sleeves and my
daughter is wearing a light sweater.
We enjoyed a plentiful Thanksgiving dinner cooked by all
We went to a Christmas tree farm to select a tree for the
Back at the cabin, we warmed up with a huge bonfire. The
grandsons loved it and spent a lot of time gathering wood.
A highlight of the weekend was the Blowing Rock Christmas parade. This year, it featured vintage cars and the usual Christmas scenes.
This vintage blue truck was a favorite for me.
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort is a few miles from Blowing Rock.
This float is a representation of the resort.
I was never sure if this woman dressed as a
Christmas tree was part of the parade or just
a bystander. I did not see her in the actual parade.
This woman got into the spirit of the car theme with her tiny
pull car, vintage of course, with a tiny tree on its roof.
This old Ford with its rumble seat could be F. Scott Fitzgerald
and Zelda. The hat is perfect.
Many floats, vintage cars, walkers, the Wautaga High School band, banjo players, cloggers, tap dancers made up the parade. It was absolutely wonderful! The big, shiny new Blowing Rock firetruck was there too. The parade ended as all Christmas parades do with Santa waving to the crowd.
We had a lovely weekend which put us in the Christmas spirit.