My husband and I had birthday’s last week. However, he was traveling for work, so we didn’t celebrate until this past Saturday. We headed west towards where I grew up (Rutherford County, NC) to pick up my Aunt and Grandmother, then we were off to Asheville, NC. Normally the weather in Asheville ranges from crisp to warm during this time of year, however Mother Nature decided she was going to share winter with us just a little early and it was snowing.
Yes, snow. While part of Asheville looked like it had only flurries, there was enough in the area of the Blue Ridge Parkway to actually close down to travelers. (This is a common occurrence. Visitors take note.)
What did we do? We did what anyone who rarely sees snow, we played. It was so much fun having my 80+ year old Grandmother and my Aunt in the snow with my little family. I laughed, snapped photos (only my phone, I didn’t have my camera with me — BAD LISA) and threw snowballs. By the time we got back in the car, our fingers felt like popsicles and we were all ready for heated seats and the warm air from the heater. Mawmaw (that’s Southern for Grandmother) had the good sense to get back in the car after a few minutes and let the rest of us frolic as if we’d never seen snow. I’ll not mention the rousing renditions of “Let it Snow” and “Winter Wonderland” belted lustily by all. Well, everyone but my husband. He’s a grinch until December 1.
All images taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3.