Blog post: Heart Trip: Ahhhh, yes

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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Sharon entitled "Heart Trip".
Name: Trish
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Trish
Oct 14, 2011 2:15 PM CST

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It was the perfect day. Sometimes when we do the unexpected, even if it is only for a short time, we do more for ourselves than we could ever do with an itinerary and a plan. I only wanted to see my mountains, to smell the scents, to soak in the colors, to find my roots. That's all I wanted, all I needed. I crammed my heart full of memories, I found myself again.


This just sang to me.

So too, all of the pictures. I miss my mountains this time of year as well. Thank you for sharing!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 14, 2011 2:47 PM CST
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Oct 14, 2011 6:29 PM CST
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home Lovey dubby

So glad you got to get home even if it was only for a short while.

Beautiful photos, beautiful memories, thank you for sharing them. Thumbs up
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 14, 2011 6:33 PM CST
Happy to share them with you, Vic.
I know you understand how much I love them.
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Oct 14, 2011 8:29 PM CST
Sheesh, and I thought you wrote that just to me! Ya see how your sharing hits homebase with us all?

I need those mountains, or those memories from time to time. Heck, I remember once I left here at 5:am and headed to my old mountain stomping grounds. Three hours later I took a short detour and ended up pulling in Vic's driveway, unannounced (something I never do). Freaked her and Hankster out but ended up staying half a day or so and coming home. I never made it the rest of the way; on that day they were my mountains, giving me a break, some refreshment, and an impetus to keep on keepin' on.

Sure am glad you got a taste of "the real", Sharon! And can'tcha just smell the wood smoke in the air real soon! Yay!

Shoe
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 14, 2011 8:36 PM CST
Ahhhh, Shoe, I was thinkin' of you the whole time, thinkin' 'Shoe sure would love this and Shoe sure would love that!'

See what a friend I am?

There's just something about going 'home', and if you can grab that feeling in one place or another, even in Vic's driveway, then that's just extra special. Maybe I'll try Vic's driveway someday too, and from there we might just findd our way on over to MoonDance Farm. Ya just never know.
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Name: Mary
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MaryE
Oct 14, 2011 9:02 PM CST
A beautiful account of a wonderful trip! Good for the heart!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 14, 2011 9:06 PM CST
Exactly Mary!
It was a heart trip.
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Oct 14, 2011 9:19 PM CST
Well, Sharon, you make it to Vic's driveway I'll meet ya there! (Guess we better ask Vic to let us in though!) *grin

Mary, you sure have your own set of mountains, don't ya. All those trail rides over hill and vale, up and down. Lots different than the Apps but no doubt "your" mountains.

And Trish, I'd forgotten until you posted above, but you're from Virginia or Tenn to begin with. No wonder you were right there, too.

Shoe
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 14, 2011 9:28 PM CST
I'll be there, Shoe!

Y'all have a good weekend now. I think while I have this traveling bug, I might just hit the road again tomorrow.
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Oct 14, 2011 9:33 PM CST
Good move! Take your camera... or paints and canvas.

Have a great weekend...

Shoe
Name: Vicki
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vic
Oct 15, 2011 3:10 AM CST
I would be over the moon if y'all showed up Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 15, 2011 4:29 AM CST
I think spring in NC would be pretty. Y'all got mayapples and trilliums over there?

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Sharon
Oct 15, 2011 4:49 AM CST
And Trish, I was just thinking as I woke up this morning, if I'd thrown a rock from the top of my mountain straight down, it might have landed right there on top of yours when you were growing up. If I could have thrown a rock that far!

I don't think I said so up above, but I can hear the longing in your words too.

I won't be in the mountains today, but close. More like hills. But when I see that morning mist and those lovely colors, I'll think of you.

You have a really good weekend.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Oct 15, 2011 5:59 AM CST
Yes, we do have Mayapples and I "think" we have trilliums.

Mid to end of April here just screams color - azaleas, red buds, dog woods, and all those "springy" type things. It never ceases to amaze me.
Name: Trish
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Trish
Oct 15, 2011 6:12 AM CST

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Shoe- yes, I was raised in NE TN- right next to VA. The middle of the mountains Lovey dubby

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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Oct 15, 2011 8:45 AM CST
Ahah! Thought so...yet another one with mountain blood in her system.

Enjoy those hills today, Sharon.

Shoe (off about to enjoy a fall leaf-falling day)
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Oct 17, 2011 2:48 PM CST
Even closer than I remembered, Trish.
My heart trips will be yours too.
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