Category Archives: Our cabin

Spring in the High Country

Springtime is one of our favorite times in the High Country of North Carolina.  The flowers are blooming, trees are all in flower and all the birds are coming back.  We already have 3 hummingbirds at our feeders.  Another reason it is so lovely to be here in the Spring is because it is still […]

Safely Home

Glad to report, we encountered no problems leaving the cabin yesterday.  The roads were cleared and well sanded or salted.   Sky was clear and the ride home from Boone was without incident. We passed by alot of downed trees and could see that there were still many homes without power.  We are so glad we […]

Christmas Eve – Christmas Day Ice Storm

Ray’s Weather was right on again!  Yesterday they predicted an ice storm would hit Boone starting at about 8PM Christmas Eve and last through the night into Christmas Day.  I was sure glad we stock piled all the firewood.  Ice storms are notarious for knocking out power lines. The storm started last night,  just as […]

Merry Christmas

What could make a Christmas more perfect than being with the ones you love, in a warm cozy log cabin, surrounded by the natural breathtaking beauty of the mountains, topped by a gorgeous blanket of snow?  The only thing I can think of is a great dinner!  🙂 Our Christmas Eve dinner was a celebration […]

Our Deer Family

We have a family of deer (a doe and 2 fawns) living in our woods. Lately, with all the snow on the ground, we can see where they sleep. Their bodies have melted indentations in the snow. It is thrilling to see them walking single file through our yard in the morning and again at […]

Sledding in Boone

After a false start yesterday (when I said Evan nor I have driven in snow for 15 years, I meant 15 years for me, but 30 years for him!), we finally got out on the roads today. Our mission was to find and cut our own christmas tree, and maybe get in a little sledding.  […]

Ray’s Weather says 18 inches!

By the time we woke up Saturday morning, Ray’s weather reported that Boone received 18 inches of snow!   It was truly a Winter Wonderland!  We spend the whole day walking and playing in the snow.  Luckily, we had the foresight to shop for the entire week.  With this snow, combined with the fact that our […]

Snow keeps coming

It snowed all day and evening Friday.  The kids used an old shovel as a sled and had a blast using Jenna as a sled dog.  It was a real Norman Rockwell experience! Mady quickly learned that a Florida dog has no idea how to be a sled dog.     While we were having […]

Divine Intervention?

For some reason beyond my reasoning, I blocked off the cabin for our use starting on a Thursday.  Normally, we arrive on Fridays and stay through both weekends, but for some reason, I (accidentally?) picked Thursday. As it got closer and closer to the departure date for our Christmas Vacation, we saw the weather forecast […]

We are spending Christmas in the cabin in Boone!

I am so excited! We decided to spend Christmas in Boone this year! We will drive up Dec 17 and come back Dec 27, so the kids can spend some good Holiday time with their dad. We plan to cut our own Christmas tree and have a real old fashioned Christmas, something it is difficult […]