Memory Lane was in the Headlights

8.18.2011

Last weekend, hubby and I headed up the mountain to Boone for the first time in way too long. And since the temperatures have been brutal here in the Queen City, I was more than ready to breathe in some of that cool, refreshing mountain air. This weekend I also realized that I did not fully appreciate my four years in that tiny mountain town like I should have. Gotta love hindsight. But thankfully it's only a couple of hours away and I it's never too late to learn how to appreciate something.

Anyway, we got up there around lunch time on Saturday and headed to our absolute favorite restaurant; Dos Amigos. 
taken with my phone clearly, but I was way excited about their new glasses!
This Mexican restaurant has spoiled us and we haven't been able to find one in Charlotte that we love even a quarter as much {if you know of a place we should try, please let me know!}. Then after lunch, we paid a visit to King Street and Kidd Brewer Stadium. I didn't have our camera for King Street, but after doing a quick Google search and discovering this picture, I decided that it was a great representation!

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King Street is the quintessential small town "main street"; quirky shops, quirkier people and an abundant amount of character. Afterwards, we headed over to the stadium just to see what we could see and it's so awesome to see what they've done to Kidd Brewer Stadium the past couple of years. It's massive and I love it. I realize to the rest of the world, Appalachian State football may not seem like something to get excited about, but we, the Mountaineer Nation, love us some App State football.

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The football team was out there, but sadly, we could hardly even catch a glimpse because of the massive metal fence surrounding the exterior. And in all reality, that probably worked out for the best because otherwise we would have spent the entire afternoon there watching them run through drills and been late for the whole reason we'd come; the Pendleton/Michel wedding!

Let me say this; all the weddings I have ever gone to have been lovely, but this may have been the most beautiful wedding setting I have ever seen. It was set right in the middle of the Blue Ridge Parkway and was positively perfect. It had been threatening to rain all afternoon and right before the ceremony it showered for about 10 minutes. After that, the clouds stuck around for most of the ceremony, but right before Ryan and Katie were presented as husband and wife, they broke and allowed for beautiful sun rays to shine right on them.

Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.

The rest of the night was spent celebrating the newlyweds and we had a lot of fun. Like I said, it was a beautiful setting and there was great food and company. Those three things together make for an awesome time.
We stayed the night in Boone so that we could visit our dear and wonderful friends, the Earls. Josh became a pastor of a church in Newland {about 30 minutes from Boone} in February and we've been terrible friends and had not been up to visit them yet. It was great to hear an awesome message preached by one of our good friends and equally as great to visit with his lovely wife and kids.  
After church, we went to lunch at yet another Mexican restaurant. I think we may have a slight addiction, but I do not really see us working on that anytime soon. And then all to quickly, we said our "see ya laters" and headed back to Charlotte.

As always, the weekend went by in a flash, but we had a wonderful time. There is not many things that I love more then spending time with my husband and great friends. Actually, I know there is nothing that I love more than those things.

I'm a lucky girl.

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Jennifer said...

If you are ever near Ballantyne there is a mexican restaurant called Zapatas that is pretty similar to Dos & Los. It was the best one we found when Jonathan was living in that area :)

Mommyblogger said...

Sounds like you all had a great time! I agree, there is nothing better than spending time with friends & family!

 
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