Hickory, North Carolina

On Wednesday September 29th we found our way to Hickory, North Carolina on our Land That We Love Tour, to the home we rented for our family to stay in during the wedding festivities for our niece and her love. We had a short drive this day, only 50 miles. We stopped at a Wal-Mart to gas up at only $2.83 a gallon in Lenoir. We were able to check in early to our VRBO and got a load of wash started before we ventured out to do some grocery shopping for our stay here. We had lists from each of our kids for what to buy to stock the refrigerator with. We enjoyed lunch at a Mexican restaurant and then went back to our VRBO and waited for our kids to arrive from their drive after flying into Raleigh Durham Airport. Fun family days ahead for all of us.

It was wonderful when they pulled into the driveway later on this day and we were all together for 4 days.

The house we rented was on Lake Hickory.

On our way out of Boone, N. C. we stopped at Stick Boy Bakery and bought some bread and goodies to enjoy at our VRBO in Hickory N.C. This was a great bakery and if you are ever in Boone look it up.

We also stopped in at the mall in Boone and shopped at TJ Maxx where I found a different top for the wedding we would be attending. I packed something for cooler weather and the weather was nice and warm so I found something more appropriate.

This was the 9th day on the road for us with sunshine and blue skies again.

The Advent Season is upon us. Today I’m busy in the kitchen and this evening I’ll be helping with decorating our church for the Christmas season. We have a few of our own Christmas decorations up but not the whole enchilada!

Have you started decorating?

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Hickory, North Carolina

  1. So wonderful that you were all able to be together on the East Coast to celebrate a family wedding and make new memories! It looks like a beautiful setting! I’ll be looking forward to seeing more . . .

    We have started decorating and there are bits that are done. But overall, my house looks like a cyclone blew through! And instead of tackling it, here I sit catching up on blogs after this busy holiday weekend. 😂

  2. That was a beautiful place to spend some time with your family. Cross Country trips are the best. I have been slowly getting my house decorated. I have been recuperating from my procedure and am only supposed to stand for short periods at a time. So I have doing a little, then resting and doing a little more. It’s coming along. Looking forward to seeing all your decorations once you have put everything out. Belated Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. What a beautiful house right on the water. Must have been wonderful to be there.
    Just today I decorated our mantel, but that’s all. No tree yet.

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