Wednesday, May 29, 2013

#travel2013 - Waynesville, NC

Wedding season is officially upon on.  This weekend I was thrilled to attend the wedding of two of my Clemson friends.  Weddings bring together families of all kinds, and this wedding brought together my Backstreets family.  I don't think it could have been a more perfect weekend.  (If you haven't heard me talk about Backstreets, its a bar in Clemson where I was a regular, then Artist in Residence.  It is so much more than a bar though, it is family.)

The wedding was in Waynesville, NC, a place I had never been.   From Chattanooga, it was a gorgeous 3 hour drive through the mountains.

The drive took me along the Ocoee and Nantahalla rivers.  The water was up some, and the paddlers were taking advantage.  It reminded me just how long its been I've been rafting...something that I need to fix this summer.

It was such a beautiful drive.

When I arrived in Waynesville, I was greeted by friends at the hotel, and we took a little walk through the town.  And by town, I mean about 2 blocks of shops and cafes.

What we learned about Waynesville is they love their sweets, specifically chocolate.  There was more fudge & truffles than just about anything else.  And they love a good chocolate alcohol mix.  There were wine truffles, Grand Marnier truffles, champagne truffles, bourbon truffles....and the list goes on and on.  It was all amazing, and I appreciated the fact that our hotel was in walking distance from everything.

The wedding was great, and it really was wonderful to catch up with my Backstreets family.  Even though I shouldn't have been, I was pleasantly surprised how many people made the trip.  Catching up with everyone was a highlight for sure.


After the Saturday wedding, I drove to Clemson to spend Sunday & Monday.  There is no place like Clemson in the summer.  It's beautiful, and the pace slows to a crawl. I spent almost no time indoors, and got some much needed sun as a result.  The food and the company were fantastic.  It was the perfect mix of putt-sing around working on stained glass, and just hanging out catching up.  I was sad to leave, but I know that I will be back.

And I really do wish that a few people would take me up on my offer to show them around Chattanooga.  Cough, cough, hint hint, wink wink PeteLisaBrandyTravisRickyJoshJaredCiaraAngelaAnnaJimRobert etc etc. :)

Next up: New Kent, Virginia (this coming weekend) for wedding #2 of the season.


  1. Weddings are such wonderful celebrations!
    Beautiful mountain scenery!
    Have a great week-end!
    Lea's Menagerie

    1. Thanks Lea, hope you had a wonderful weekend!!

  2. Congrats to your friends, here is to many years of happiness

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