It’s wonderful to go on vacation and wonderful coming home! Recently I’ve had both experiences. After enjoying 17 years in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, in 2007 my husband and I relocated to beautiful north Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. Thanks to our daughter’s Mother’s Day graduation from Appalachian State University (Magna cum Laude, no less!) we returned to our old home for a great visit. Family and friends are all doing well. I was able to talk myself hoarse. Visiting at the old stomping grounds in the peak of spring added another level of enjoyment. Along with the rhododendrons & azaleas, the wild dogwood trees were in their glory as you can see!
Returning home was also a treat. Above 8400 feet in the Big Horn Mountains we realized we can still snow shoe and snow mobile! Once back in the Basin the sights and smells of the lilacs and flowering trees matched those of North Carolina. How fortunate we are to be able to travel and yet to return home!