Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

a place to stay

As I mentioned previously, Heather and I stayed in a delightful Airbnb during our recent adventuring trip to Tennessee. 

I especially loved the artful combinations of old and new interior design. Also, all the little extras (like laundry soap, snacks, and K-cups) were warm touches that left me dreaming of future someday days when I may once again be involved in a more formal hospitality setting...

I love, love, loved this kitchen!

The high ceilings in every room were another favorite part of the house. So luxurious.

If you're ever looking for a great place to stay in Bristol, I would highly recommend this adorable Airbnb.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tea in Carlisle

photo by Naomi

Amy, Libby, and Naomi came to Pennsylvania for a visit. On their way to Joel and Judith's, the four of us met up for tea in Carlisle.

It was a delightful afternoon. 

Sisters are best.

obviously if you want the best photos of the afternoon, check in with Amy and Naomi

second course

Libby's opinion of all the photo-taking...
something about enjoying the moment and just EATING :)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The mountains and the hills

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace. 
The mountains and the hills will burst into song before you. 
~Isaiah 55:12a

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cootie Brown's

Saturday evening, Heather and I went out for dinner at Cootie Brown's, a local Bristol establishment which specializes in an eclectic smattering of dishes from various ethnic families-- Jamaican, Italian, Mexican, and American to name a few.

We chose the Formaggio sandwich (highly recommended by a local shop owner)-- fresh tomato, spinach, mozzarella and toasted bun with pesto sauce on the side-- and the Taco-Rito, a massive enchilada covered in mole, cheddar cheese, and black olives.

Very different food genres, but both done well.

Cootie Brown's is worth a visit next time you're in Bristol. I think you'll find it to be a unique, fun, and tasty stop.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


One of my favorite photos from our recent hiking excursion in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Taken from Roan Mountain.