CNY autumn adventures

Trips to CNY for family events always involve people. Lots of people. Lots and lots of people. Thankfully, a good many of those are people I love dearly and don’t get to see nearly often enough. Many of my closest relatives are spread out across the country, and special occasions (like big…

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Back home in CNY

This weekend I travelled home with JD for my Aunt Glady’s 80th birthday celebration. When we arrived on Friday afternoon and the weather was gorgeous. Chilly, but beautiful. See? Looking north from my parents’ front porch Looking northwest Sadly, the chilly weather stayed and it was joined by some rain…

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Straddling the states

Funny thing about Bristol. It’s straddles the border between Tennessee and Virginia. In fact, the state line runs down the center of State St.  Because of this weirdness, there were all sorts of crazy rules about where you could take your beers during the concert. See the sign below ……

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The British are in Bristol!

A good friend and I drove to Bristol TN/VA this weekend to see our favorite band … Mumford and Sons! It was a small stopover venue with about 15,000 people, and it was an AMAZING show. The band and their accompanying bands took over the town and made every effort…

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I love other people’s houses …

I regularly go back and forth between wanting to own a home that I could truly make my own and wanting to be an eternal apartment dweller where I don’t have to worry about maintenance and upkeep. This weekend in Bristol certainly tipped the scales in favor of home ownership. …

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Sunbathin’

One of the great things about my parents house is the pool. Especially when it’s hot and sunny. For some reason, we end home during the hottest week of the summer. And, of course, there is no air conditioning anywhere. So, needless to say, we spent a lot of time…

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Wine-ding down

No trip home is complete without a trip to the wineries. And this trip was no exception. Mom, Dad, He, and I all headed to Seneca Lake to visit a few wineries and soak up the scenery and the sun. The weather was gorgeous, and we couldn’t have asked for…

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An engaging story

In case you haven’t heard the big news, I got engaged over vacation! Just kidding! But we totally played the best prank ever on my mom, and it worked like a charm! Before heading home, He and I bought a big, giant, fake ring that I was going to wear…

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Waterless waterfalls

As usual, whenever I go home, I visit a few of the beautiful gorges that are there. And, of course, I had to show Him all of the gorgeous spots that I call home. Sadly, CNY has been experiencing some drought conditions, so the water wasn’t nearly as impressive as…

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