Thursday, May 24, 2012

A LUNCH WITH BLOGGER FRIENDS


Every day has been interesting and fun.  Yesterday we visited Maggie Valley and we saw the most incredible sights while driving through the mountains and valleys.  We stopped in Cherokee and browsed through all of the shops with handmade items.  We also visited the Cherokee Indian Museum


After lunch the clouds opened and we had a tremendous amount of rain.  Thankfully it cleared up by evening and we went downtown for dinner at The Lobster Trap.  We ate there last year and I was so looking forward to it!  And I had the Lobster Newburg again!

I'm not sure what we will be doing tomorrow, each day gets better and better!  We fly home on Saturday.  So far my adult children have been good.  Emily is a little lost lamb with her fiance away on business in Indianapolis and me here.  Abigail texts me constantly to tell me Emily is moping around and not cleaning up after herself (she includes graphic pictures of a filled kitchen sink!!).  So as you can see, I am really enjoying my time away!!  See you in a few days! :-)

47 comments:

Helen said...

Jane, I love to see bloggers I know in those great 'bloglunch' photos. Mary is a special lady .. now I need to visit the 'two Pennies!' Thanks for sharing. Enjoy!

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! I'm sure this was so much fun. I saw your pictures over at Pennys! I would love to meet up with bloggers like you!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Hi Jane,
It was so great seeing you and Al again! Wish you could have gone shopping with us afterward :-(. Maybe next time!

Thank you again for the lovely vase. It looks wonderful sitting on top of my secretary in the foyer!
Hugs,
Penny

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Sounds so fun Jane! Glad you are having a great time. And to meet fellow bloggers was the icing on the cake!

Susie said...

Blondie, Great picture of all you girls at lunch. Wow, what a lunch. Glad you had fun. Smiles, xo, Susie

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

aww looks like ya'll had a wonderful time..glad you got to meet up..

btw-- where did you get that great orange top. I'd love one for me and one for my daughter. do you remember where you got it..?? thanks

Charlene said...

Oh you lucky girl!!!! You know I adore Asheville! Go have a spa treatment at The Grove Park Inn. HEAVEN on earth!!!! Love that blue & white china photo. Looks like you are having a blast with the other Blog Sisters. Did you ever think your world could be so big when you started blogging all those years ago!!!! HUGS!
Charlene

Susan said...

What a wonderful trip! So glad to hear you are enjoying yourself, Jane, and getting to spend time with blogger friends. Good for you!

Curtains in My Tree said...

what a good trip I just love meeting up with bloggers and hope to meet some more soon, maybe next Monday In St Louis at the gypsy caravan flea market

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jane!

What fun to get away and see some fellow bloggers... lucky you! Have as much fun as you can and enjoy every minute.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Olive Cooper said...

I used to antiques shop in Waynesville about 25 years ago. It may not be any different for you now. It sounds as if you had a lovely time with the blogging buddies. I have one blogging friend that I see in person and we have the most fun together. If you ever get to Ga. or S.C. I would love to see you. I would drive just about anywhere. Georgia is huge but I would surely do it. Have a safe trip home, olive.

Karen said...

What a great trip!... and isn't it great to spend time with fellow bloggers?.. you look terrific, Jane -

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

How much fun to have a bloggers lunch! There must have been so much to talk about
have a lovely weekend Jane

Gina said...

Oh those blue & white dishes...what eye candy!

I must have been great to meet up with some fellow bloggers. Lucky you!

Toni said...

Looks like you are having so much fun. So glad you got to meet up with some fellow bloggers.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh what fun Jane!
I love how when bloggers get to meet in real life they already feel like good friends!
So happy to hear your having a good time too, enjoy!
Hugs,
Cindy

Debby said...

Oh what fun.....bloggers make the best of friends, don't they. Glad you are having a good time. It always goes too fast. Some shopping and dining are a perfect getaway.

Sarah said...

Glad you are having a great time on your trip. I'm envious of your lunch with blogging friends. ;-)

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
How fun to hook up with some fellow bloggers. Glad you had a good time too. The Ashville area is so full of creativity and the arts.

Funny that your daughter sent you pictures of the piled up sink! LOL!

hugs
Sissie

Gretchen said...

I'm so very glad you had a great time in Asheville. The area around there is just beautiful with all the mountain views. Next year you need to bring and empty suitcase with you.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

That sounds like you had so much fun! What a great idea to meet up with blogger friends.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Well heck, WISH I had been there too. Isn't it illegal to have so much fun, good adventures, AND OREO cookies?

Glad you're living a good life.

Love,

Sharon

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

We should plan a Chicago bloggers lunch sometimes.

Knitty said...

Your trip sounds divine, and meeting fellow bloggers...how wonderful!

Sonia said...

How fun! What a great trip and great pictures! Our last trip to California I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful lady I had met through blogging. She doesn't blog but reads mine. So fun to meet in person! Looks like you had a great time!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Miss Bloomers

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad that you are having a good time, Jane. We are headed to visit our friends in Asheville at the end of June. I can't wait! xo Diana

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

What a pretty group of ladies! Glad you are having a wonderful time.

CAS said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun, Jane! I'm so glad you have had such a good time. We all need those get-aways, don't we? Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
CAS

Theresa said...

What a wonderful trip and lunch with blogger friends, GREAT! Hope you enjoy your last day away and have a safe trip home! HUGS!

Betsy said...

Oh, how fun!

And I'm cracking up at that sign in the shop window! tee hee!

Penny said...

Jane, It was so great to see you and Al again. Lunch was so much fun and I hope we can make this a yearly thing. Love my honey pot. Thank you!

Mary said...

Jane dear, Bob and I so enjoyed meeting you and The Husband! It was a fun lunch and made even more special sharing it all with the two Pennies!!! We were drenched getting to the car in that storm so shopping at the ScreenDoor was a bit chilly....I was very damp!

Thank you again for my gorgeous gift - will be hanging it and photographing it later today now we are home again.

Have a great day and a safe trip home tomorrow.
Our hugs - Mary (and Bob) XX

Marla and Steve said...

Lucky you, having lunch with your blogging buddies. Love that sign.

Gypsy Heart said...

How wonderful to meet fellow bloggers ~ all of you are very fortunate! So glad you shared photos too.

Your trip sounds divine! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend my friend.

xo
Pat

Privet and Holly said...

I LOVE Lobster Newberg;
as a matter of fact, the
whole trip sounds just as
delicious, Jane! Super fun
pics of the blogger gang!

xo Suzanne

laurie said...

I have started my new blog, I hope you might find me there, I enjoy visitng with you so much,

Heaven's Walk said...

What a fun time you've been having, Jane! And isn't meeting blogging friends just the best...??? :)

xoxo laurie

Melanie said...

So cool that you got to have lunch with blogger friends!

Maggie said...

Hi Jane,
Looks like a good time was had by all. I've seen the candle lamp that you gave to Mary, it's already hanging in her porch, and it's lovely.
Getting to meet blogger friends face to face is one of the best things about being a blogger.
bon weekend
Maggie

Kathleen said...

Looks like you had a great time! You know so many bloggers! How do you keep up with so many?
Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May you have a GREAT Memorial weekend my dear Jane..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bliss said...

You have a Penny collection!

~Bliss~

Debbiedoo's said...

How fun Jane! Meeting blogging friends is the best. You all look like you had a fabulous time.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Hi Blondie! Had to come on over to meet you since we seem to be running in the same circle..with the same blog friends. Hope you follow me too.
betty

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Oh, how much fun it must be to meet up with other bloggers. I enjoyed seeing the pics from your lunch together.

The Single Nester said...

Sounds like a great time with fellow bloggers!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Loved the Corner Kitchen and how fun to be with "the girls". We had the Lobster Trap on our list of places to try but we never made it there...maybe next year!