Happy Friday, everyone! Nancy, of A Rural Journal, started a meme called Random 5 Friday, and I’m hooked. Even though Nancy is on a break, I still find it fun to share random facts with you each Friday.
Larry and I enjoyed Thanksgiving at Mountain Lake in Giles County, Virginia. If it wasn’t the best Thanksgiving ever, it was close to the top. We had a wonderful time.
|The closer we got to the top of the mountain, the more snow there was.|
It snowed in Altavista on Wednesday, but not for long, and it didn’t stick. Up at Mountain Lake, there was snow! Larry and I are like kids when it comes to snow—we love it. We were so excited to walk around and enjoy the soft crunch of the white stuff underneath our feet.
|It wasn't deep, but it was snow.|
|The barn with a background of trees glittering in the sun at the top of the mountain.|
We had a fabulous meal. There was a full array of food on the buffet, and a man stood at the carving station, ready to slice off turkey or roast beef, or both.
I had turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, a green salad, and butternut squash.
|Yes, I cleaned my plate.|
They had a lot more selections, including cornbread stuffing (which Larry said was the best stuffing he had ever eaten) and pecan stuffing, but that’s what I ate.
We had two baskets of different breads on our table, with honey butter and a cranberry relish to spread on them.
The dessert table was lovely, but by the time I got to dessert, I could only eat a small lemon cake.
We both ate too much, but we did manage to stop before we were miserably stuffed.
We went by the gift shop and bought a pottery ornament shaped like Virginia with the name Mountain Lake Lodge on it. This is the second time we’ve been there, and we’ve had a wonderful time each visit. I wanted something to commemorate this visit.
|At a fenced off lookout near the Mountain Lake Lodge.|
I find being in the mountains restful for my soul. That’s the only way I can say it: my soul feels at peace when I look across the blue mountains.
I’ll share more photos next week. I probably went overboard with the picture taking, but I wanted to capture every piece of beauty I saw.