April 8, 2014

High Point: The Road Home

I have to say that I am so happy to be home from High Point. I almost chucked it all and left on Sunday afternoon, but I had an obligation to fulfill and it would have bothered me not to do so.

When I drove down to High Point, I took the fast route – I-95 and I-85, but I realized that I missed driving the slower route, the one that skirts around the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains south of Charlottesville, Virginia. I know the route well, as I have friends whose family owned a winery about 50 miles south of Charlottesville and I went there frequently for several years.

Some places along the road have long swooping curves that follow the creeks that come down from the hills. In other places, you have the mountains rising up on either side of you.

The clouds played across the still leafless hills,

and here and there, you could tell that spring was on its way… several weeks late.

I always love getting my first glimpse of the Blue RIdge mountains, which are the eastern-most part of the Appalachians.

The six-hour long drive gave me a good chance to clear my mind, reflect on the past few days, and settle back down. Thanks so much to everyone for the kind comments and e-mails. It has meant everything to me.

I have hundreds of images to edit, and so I will probably pick up the High Point recaps later in the week.

26 comments:

  1. I adore driving in the states...hope you get some rest as it was a bit too eventful and you may want to settle a bit. X

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    1. Driving in the States is great! Long open roads, vast expanses, gorgeous scenery!

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  2. glad you're home safe and sound. what a beautiful drive.

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  3. Glad you enjoyed your scenic route home. What a shame that your trip was marred by such an aggressive attack.

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  4. What a beautiful drive -thanks for sharing. I'm so sorry about the mugging and what you had to experience. Hope the natural beauty of that drive was restorative. Happy you're home safe.

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    1. The long drive was just what I needed, and I even managed to avoid rush hour in DC!

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  5. I need a nice road trip to clear out the cob webs too....

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    1. There's something about a nice road trip!

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  6. So glad you are home and safe and that you gave into beauty on your way home. Personally I think that idiot who mugged you is lucky you were momentarily preoccupied or else you could have decked him. I'm sure of it. Hugs to you and Connor and hope spring this way comes...and soon!

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    1. Not sure I would have decked him, and I think that they watched me for a few minutes to see how occupied I was with my phone.

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  7. love a good long road trip + yours was wonderful.Thanks for taking me along with you. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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    1. Nothing like a long road trip to clear your mind!

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  8. A long drive through vistas can be very restorative. I imagine the shock of what happened to you may take some time to finish making its way through your body and soul. Take care.

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    1. We're so lucky to have wide open roads close by!

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  9. Hi Meg, Glad that you are getting your feet back and that all is welll again. I trust that Connor was there with many kisses to brighten your spirit.
    xoxo Mary

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    1. Mary... Connor could have cared less. I stopped by to see the friends who have the chocolate lab that Connor's friends with and he just went crazy to see me, and even sang for me, since he knows that I sing with him!

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  10. Nothing like a good long drive to restore calm, and nothing like home sweet home. I hope you recover from your nasty ordeal earlier in the week. Welcome back!

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    1. It was just what I needed - a long drive on quiet roads!

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  11. Sorry about your misfortune, but glad to know you're beyond it and back home safely. You're such an inspiration! (I just hope that a rider was taking the return road pics!) Best wishes always.

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  12. Happy you had a chance to wind down and know that all is well. Best to you!

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  13. Glad to hear you're ok! We always take the same route when going to NC!

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