I know my participation in Blogland has been sporadic over the last week or so, but Mr. B2V and I have been travelling and internet access was great one day and totally absent the next. Now that I'm home, I hope to get back to my normal blogging routine!
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Our vacation took us into the mountains of
and I was thrilled to meet the one and only, sweet and charming, Diane of Welcome to Lavender Dreams. North Carolina
|That's sweet Diane on the left!|
|Notice the lavender soap!!!|
It was such fun to meet you!!!
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We spent the next few days in the
area where we saw beautiful scenes like these at the Grove Park Inn. Asheville
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We then traveled west to
where we started our journey south along the World’s Longest Yard Sale. It was hot and sticky, but we survived the trek. This was our third trip to the WLYS and unfortunately the most grueling. I think the heat made it especially difficult. Crossville, TN
I’m always asked what it’s like to travel the Longest Yard Sale. Here are a few snapshots to show you what it's like. It really depends on where you start the W
LYS, but as you travel Hwy 127, you’ll see views like this....
Then way up ahead (see on the right) you’ll see tents.
When you get closer, this is what you'll see......
You’ll notice all the “stuff” and you’ll have to decide if it’s worthy of a stop. If so, you’ll find a place to park (this can be difficult at times) and you’ll walk and shop. Hopefully you’ll find some treasures…..often you won’t!
Then you’ll drive on and see more of the countryside…
Keep driving and you'll see this.........
With more just across the road.....
You’ll decide to stop...…or not!
The drive, look, stop, shop…..drive, look, don’t stop….drive, look, etc. goes on for several hundred miles.
It’s exciting when you find some treasures, it’s frustrating when you find nothing! It’s tiring either way!!! So tiring, that I haven’t even unpacked all of the things I bought. However, here’s a sneak peek at a just a few of my finds….
I’ll show you more goodies in a couple of days!!!