The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Voluntourism, part 2

We spent the week of Thanksgiving in Boone, NC, in order to work at Samaritan's Purse, but we also got to see some local sights on the days we weren't working.

Have you ever read the Mitford books by Jan Karon?  Well, the fictional town of Mitford was based on the real town of Blowing Rock, which is just down the road from Boone.  It's a cute little town- located on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains of northern NC.

This church was the inspiration for the Lord's chapel in the Mitford books.

Blowing Rock reminded me of one of our coastal towns- a main street with lots of touristy shops and cafes.  One of the days we were there it was pretty crowded because everyone was waiting for the tree lighting, but after that the crowds thinned and it was easy to hit the shops and see the decorations.  I would love to see it in the summer when it isn't so cold out!

At home we had snow this morning, but it only delayed school instead of canceling it.  That's ok. It gave me time to pay bills and address more Christmas cards and we won't have to make it up in June!

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