"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


8:19 am.   61 degrees.  light rain, drizzle, fog. 

fuel tank filled - check
apples and carrots packed - check
candy corn packed - shhhh. it's fall after all
camera, phone, and computer packed - check
gps, maps, books, crocheting, hexie making kit, cross stitch - check

I have decided to run away from home again.  The adventure begins with breakfast at Hardee's.  We don't have Hardee's in our town, so any venture to the west begins with a stop here for breakfast.  mmmm love their Frisco breakfast sandwiches
I drove up to a scenic overlook to get a picture of the fog.
Then I started the long trek to my final destination for the day.  But it's quite a long drive, and I tend to get sleepy if I drive too long, so I planned a few stops.  Fun stops.  Like Four Seasons Stitchery, Sew Chic, Sweet Memories Antique Mall, and The Sew Inn.  Isn't the Internet a wonderful thing?
I also stopped at a park to walk around and stretch my legs a bit.
I saw several signs along the highway for a Fiesta Ware outlet, so I stopped in and bought a couple of pieces.  I'm seriously considering painting and redecorating my kitchen, and want to try out some new colors.  I left all of my new purchases in the car tonight, so you'll just have to believe me when I say I had a pretty good day.
Fall is slowly coming to the mountains of West Virginia.  The leaves are starting to change in a few places.
The light was fading when I neared my final destination.
The New River Gorge Bridge.  I pulled in to the Visitor Center, but it was closed for the day.  I got out of the car to see if I could find the Overlook, but before I got very far, a biker came up to me and told me about a road I could take to get great views of the bridge.  I didn't get any really great pictures because of the rapidly fading light, but I have plans to go back tomorrow morning for a short hike.  Rest assured, you'll get plenty of pictures tomorrow night if I don't get rained out! 

Until tomorrow!  Another busy day planned.

Counting my blessings....Sunny


  1. Oh Sunny what a wonderful day. I felt like I was with you.

  2. Oh man...I want to travel with you! I love running away, lol! Your sure got some gorgeous pics!

  3. O Wow how cool to run away like that...keep up the posts so we can keep track of you :-)

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful photos. Oh, I won't tell about your candy corn but only if you'll share some with me - lol!

  5. I want to run away for a bit!!! I'm jealous...lol! Beautiful pics!

  6. Thanks for the great tour , love all your photos ,lucky you to get to run away for the day ;-)

  7. What a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing these pics. It looks like Fall is coming much faster to you than it is to us! Have fun!!

  8. Oh Sunny, we have Hardee's all over NC. IN fact I remember the first one when I was about 6 or 7 and their outside pick up/ order window!!! And yes, they do have G r E a T biscuits!!!!

    Your trip pictures are lovely...keep us posted.

  9. Running away sounds like a wonderful idea right now! Hope you enjoy your little trip!

  10. Every gal needs to run away now and then. Glad you had a good time. Love the pictures you shared.

  11. Did you go by yourself? How cool!!! I would love to do something like that! But next time, I'll go with you. hee hee


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