Friday, July 15, 2011

My Happy Place

I knew it was high time for a vacation when I caught myself trying to use my contact solution as toothpaste the other night. True story. I picked up the bottle and tilted it, on the verge of pouring it on my toothbrush before I finally came to my senses and reached for the Aquafresh instead. Somebody help me!

Needless to say I am excited to get away to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina for a few days with my mom and brother, just for my sanity's sake. Unfortunately the hubs can't come because he can't take off from his clinical rotation, but don't worry, I'm leaving him with a short and sweet honey do list to keep him occupied. ;)

{Kyle and me at Triple Falls, NC in 2009}

So what's with the title, you ask? It's because we are particularly headed to Bonclarken, my absolute favorite place in the world. Ever. Like even if I went on a backpacking trip all over Europe it would still be my favorite place in the world. Though I can't make an informed decision about that until I actually go to Europe. Any takers on helping me fix that? ;)

{Girl cousins at Bonclarken in 2009}

I'm also really excited about seeing my brother since he's been gone all summer working as a counselor at Camp Ozark in Arkansas. Now he can add "dressed up as Buzz Lightyear" to his repertoire of professional experiences:

But what can I say? I did the counselor thing at Camp Bonclarken way back in 2006:

I don't even want to think about how grown-up those girls must look now! Anyway, I'm also excited about seeing my grandparents, my Aunt Carol and cousin Grace, since we'll all be staying together at my grandparents' house in Bonclarken. A sort of sporadic family reunion, yes, but Bonclarken has been a part of our family's history for several generations and no year would be complete without some kind of family gathering up there!

{My Aunt Carol and sweet cousin Grace in 2009}

So here's to blueberry pancakes, fresh peaches, a good novel, and breathing in fresh mountain air. I'll be back on Wednesday to tell you all about it. :)

1 comment:

  1. So JEALOUS!!!! It's my happy place and most favorite place in the world too! I imagine for a lot of the same reasons!

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