It was a blustery and chilly mini-fall-foliage adventure. The hubby and I spontaneously decided to drive to the Kentucky state line. Read on to find out why *smile*
Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and good conversation. Today on the blog, we are chatting about the last fall foliage report for this year. I had much bigger plans for my foliage reports, but we all know about the best laid plans of mice and men.
Always look for the silver lining and the sparkle *smile*
To be perfectly honest, I was a bit upset and disappointed that I did not get to explore all the places that I wanted to explore…or see all the mountains and leaves that I had wanted to see. To be really perfectly honest, I have been upset with the hubby because he has had such a crazy, busy travel schedule for the past several weeks and has been unable to go and do like I was hoping he would be able to go and do. That was unfair of me because he is a wonderful and loving hubby and dad. He did not deserve my selfish pouts.
We have been together as a married couple for 20 years, and we are still laughing and having a good time together. Take a look at the Halloween costume party photo on his Instagram. Bless his sweet soul, he ordered all of our costume needs…from his favorite shopping site…Amazon…he really loves being a Prime member *wink*
Goodness! Before I get all sappy, let us take a look at the last SSL Fall Foliage Report for 2014. I already have big plans for next fall–God Lord willing *smile*
I really want to learn more about Daniel Boone…
I love all the music history and the music in my new area.
First stop along the way
The Copper Creek Railroad
Another view of the Copper Creek Railroad in Southwest Virginia–I love old, rusty things!
Gorgeous views at Copper Creek
The hubby and I enjoyed the relaxing sound of the water as we snapped a few photos and chatted about nonsense *smile*
I wish I would have brought a picnic lunch *smile*
Peeking through the trees
This time it was my fault that we ended up on a gravel road to the middle of nowhere! Luckily, the hubby is a skilled driver and was able to get us turned around.
Beautiful countryside while wandering down the gravel road to nowhere.
Back on the real road *smile*
The hubby did all the driving so I could do all the looking and snapping of photos.
Our second stop of the day. I love this mint green building! We did a little antiquing and junking on this stop. Did not find anything *sad face* but we did enjoy the views *happy face*
Back on the road again *cue Willie Nelson*
I did not want to leave this beautiful spot. It was soooo windy and chilly, but it was so worth the windblown hair and chapped cheeks *smile*
At Benge’s Gap
Heading up the walkway to the “lookout point” at Benge’s Gap
Looking through the trees
It was a bit cloudy and hazy, but still amazing. P.S. that really is haze in the photo–not my poor picture-taking skills *wink*
Zooming in on a punch of color
More pretty color!
Even though I did not get to go to all the places on my Fall 2014 Bucket List, Benge’s Gap was a delightful surprise *smile*
Last photo of Benge’s Gap–but I have tons more than I could share!
Really cool clouds that we saw while driving to the Kentucky state line
Up close of the clouds–God is so awesome and amazing *BIG SMILE*
Made it to the Kentucky state line just in time for…
Wait for it…
Just in time for the kickoff of the Mississippi State University vs. Kentucky game in Kentucky (Saturday, October 25). We listened to the game as we drove back to Johnson City. It was very stressful for two reasons–one the Bulldogs had me worried a few times; two because we were listening to Kentucky’s announcers…I had to learn that anything bad was good and anything good was bad *haha*
Sporting my windblown hair and my MSU shirt *smile*
Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about the last fall foliage report for 2014. Stay tuned to the social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for a few stray foliage photos and other spectacular randomness *smile*