Dinner at the Pisgah Inn

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In mid-October, my husband and I ventured back to my home state of North Carolina to visit with my family and also earn a year’s worth of husband points for accompanying me to my 20th High School Reunion.

While in town, my parents treated us to a family dinner at their favorite restaurant, the Pisgah Inn – located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The menu is terrific and perfect for any special occasion and the views you can enjoy while eating are second to none. I took this picture above from the deck of the restaurant just before we had an evening rain roll in.

On the return drive home, we stopped off at an overlook called Funnel Top, also on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and had just a few minutes to take another quick picture before the rain opened up and dusk settled.

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I do love being near the Rocky Mountains here in this part of the country in Wyoming. But for all their grandeur and contrast, the Great Smoky Mountains are ancient and endless in their own right. Their infinite horizons remind me of water colors, painted with the most precise and perfect lines.

It’s home. No matter how far away I live, the mountains always breathtakingly unfold to welcome me back, every time.

Time to Checkout and Go

A visit to my family in the mountain of North Carolina was called for. And there are times when you simply have to inform people you work with they will have to get along without you for a few days and just go.

 

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DuPont State Recreational Forest – View opposite Hooker Falls
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DuPont State Recreational Forest – Triple Falls
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Nantahala National Forest – Nantahala River
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Blue Ridge Parkway – Funnel Top Overlook
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Pisgah National Forest – Looking Glass Falls
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Pisgah National Forest – Blue Ridge Parkway – Pisgah Inn Restaurant View

I’m fortunate to venture between my current home in Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains and my childhood home in North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Two very different mountains and communities, but home and family are always worth the travel, no matter which way the plane is heading.