Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the busyness of the Christmas season? Wish you could get away from it all for a little while?
If so, then I invite you to hop into the sleigh as we go for a quick trip to the mountains of North Carolina.
We'll leave the to do list behind as we make our way to the DuPont State Forest where we can soak up the beauty of nature as our stresses slowly melt away. The never ending list of things to be accomplished at home will be a distant memory as we momentarily replace the Christmas carols with the sounds of birdsong and waterfalls.
There will be plenty of time to reflect ...
to put it all into perspective ...
decide what really matters at Christmastime ...
to appreciate our families, our health ... today ~ this beautiful day that has been given to us.
After we have had time to unwind and reflect, we'll dash through the mountains to the Grove Park Inn to see the National Gingerbread House Competition in full swing. Perhaps we will pick up a few ideas for holiday baking.
See anything you'd like to try at home?
Amazing aren't they?
As a matter of fact, this sleigh we're riding in is also made of gingerbread! No worries though, it's built to last.
Before heading back home, we'll make one last stop at Lake Junaluska where we can stretch our legs by taking a walk around the lake. It's about 2-1/2 miles of lovely sights. Ready?? Here we go ...
Thank you for joining me on my sleigh ride today.
May the weeks leading to Christmas find you feeling refreshed and content.