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A Corn Maze, a Free Pumpkin, and October Snow!

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mountain road with trees

I’m back home after 7 days in the Appalachian Mountains. Most of my time was spent with my friend on Beech Mountain, but I also visited Boone and Banner Elk to be with my lively granddaughter, dedicated son, and his lovely girlfriend. My friend and I gave them a break from parenting duty, and  I got lots of exercise chasing my granddaughter through the corn maze.  I wish I’d thought to get more photos of the maze, but we were focused on trying to find the 6 mailboxes each containing a puzzle piece to get a free pumpkin. After about 90 minutes, we’d found three of the puzzle pieces, having ended up at mailbox #3 three, times, but they gave us a free pumpkin anyway because we were two senior ladies with a 6 year old, and we did pay for the corn maze experience.

Corn maze from pixabay

This corn maze from Pixabay looks just like the one we did if you add more sunshine.

After two days of sunny weather, I got to see SNOW, a rarity where I live on the coast. The frosty air felt invigorating for brief periods. But when evening temperatures dipped into the 20s, we were thankful for the warm fire.

As beautiful as the mountains were, I learned after seven days, that there really is no place like home.

It might take me a while to catch up here on WordPress, or maybe catching up will be re-defined. Because there are only so many hours in the day and so many wondrous things.

I hope you enjoy these photos from my trip.

colorful chairs (2)

Banner Elk, North Carolina

trees with sun

 

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Beech Mountain Road

snow storm on Beech Mountain

 Snow Storm on top of Beech Mountain

warm fire

A cozy fire at Pinnacle Inn

snowy morning from balcony

The Next Morning

snowy morning mountains

snowy trees at Beech Mtn condo.jpg

Frosty tree and snow

May all your journeys be full of wonder and lead you safely home.

 

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

19 thoughts on “A Corn Maze, a Free Pumpkin, and October Snow!

  1. Thanks for the peek ahead into winter, Jo Anna. I enjoyed the photos of the autumn trees and sunrise. It’s always good to be home.

  2. Beautiful photos, Joanna, and it looks like an awesome vacation. Relaxing, right? It got pretty snowy/frosty in the mountains. I’m glad I haven’t seen that yet, but I know it’s coming!

  3. Your pictures are beautiful and just what I️ needed to see to help me balance my day!

  4. Some lovely images here. I smiled at the cozy fire following the snow storm

  5. So pretty! I am glad y’all got the free pumpkin 🙂

  6. Lovely sunlight in the autumnal trees there on the mountains.

  7. So, so jealous. I want snow too… howl…. 😉 thanks for the great pictures!

  8. Fun times and a beautiful visit, filled with love.

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