purple mountains majesty

...also known as what the rest of the country is missing out on...

On Saturday, after my surprise overnight at Lake Lure and after the thrifty trip to the JCrew sale, Josh and I took a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. With gas still hovering around $3.65 per gallon, we wanted to make the most out of our trip....so I took 195 pictures. No, I'm not planning on putting them all on this blog.

On the way to the parkway, Josh and I both reminisced about our childhood trips to see the leaves change colors. Josh said that he and his sister refered to those trips as "hell rides" often asking their dad if they were going "on that really long road." When he said that I laughed so hard I choked on a candy corn....which if I had to die by choking, choking on a candy corn would be my kind of way to go. Got to love that seasonal candy! (Speaking of which, someone told me that they didn't like candy corn or candy pumpkins. SERIOUSLY? Who doesn't love those things? I mean, I don't love it when I get so sick that I almost throw up from the sugar rush, but its not like its actually going to stop me from buying another bag. My sister Lauren and I could probably eat one bag per day.)

So pull up a seat, crack open a bag of candy corn, picture Josh singing America The Beautiful (as sung by Ray Charles) and take a look at some of these beautiful photos:

start of the parkway

on the way to graveyard field

check out those colors!

"God, Creator of the heavens—he is, remember, God. Maker of earth—he put it on its foundations, built it from scratch.He didn't go to all that trouble to just leave it empty, nothing in it. He made it to be lived in." Isaiah 45:18 The Message

See how excited we are about the leaves?

(Yes I made Josh pose for this picture)


Amy said...

i LOVE the pictures. absolutely. and i i love your new blog...i'm excited.

sunday said...

you know josh was begging you to take that picture of him. i love the blog you are so funny.

sunday said...

oh BTW i hate candy corn, Worth is on board with you though

chelsea said...

love the pictures, LOVE candy corn (next time we hang out i'm bringing a bag), love you! :o)

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