did i mention fog??

this is my final post
relating to my trip to atlanta
(arent you glad)

the trip home was much much nicer than the trip there...

or so i thought on the first day...

(yes i was still taking more than one day to drive home..
i was brave, but still a rookie after all)

only in Georgia could you see a giant peach along the highway

blue skies and absolutly gorgeous views...smooth sailing !

fall foliage at it's best

i got a bit of courage..and when i hit my planned stopping point..
i kept going...

ha..should have left well enough alone..it started to pour...
but only about 15 minutes and i stopped and got a hotel

i'm not a glutton for punishment after all

well..one day down..
but this is what i woke up to

not so bad right???

i thought it would burn off,
but fooled me and actually got worse.......

did i mention..i'm not fond of heights either...

what's that i see??? sun???

but not really....fog still up ahead....drat

pretty wild isnt it??
and remember..this is through the mountains..
crazy winding roads

ok....relaxing now...starting to ease up

west virginia...getting closer to home

every time it thought it was done..
it would come again...........

blue skies !!!

and a huge sigh of relief..
i made it !!!


the trip is over..
and although i didnt want to do it..i did..

a big thank you

to everyone who gave me support and told me i could do it..

to nancy for finding me booth help in atlanta

to dee for being my booth help in atlanta
couldnt have done it without you !

and to everyone at country living magazine
and the hard working folks at
stella shows
for another wonderful event !

and thanks to all of you who will continue
to read this blog even after all this venting on my part !

thank you from the bottom of my heart !


i have to leave this whole exhausting trip with this note:

i really really did not think i could do this. i really really did not think i was capable of it.  but i did it..and i am so very glad for the situation which arose that caused me to have to give this a shot, for otherwise, i would NEVER have attempted it. sometimes things happen..even things we think are bad...they happen for a reason we do not understand...but there is a reason..trust me !

i feel so proud of myself, i know it may seem funny to all you drivers out there, but this really was a feat for me.  i dont
didnt drive...i dont didnt travel alone.

i feel so empowered by this..really.
if you ever think you cant do something..try it..you may surprise yourself.
in fact i highly recommend it..
you cannot imagine the feeling it leaves you with..

i am woman, hear me roar...

i am strong, i am invincible !

i can do anything !!!

(i know, i know...what a dork !)


just a few days ago..
i was sitting in georgia
where it was sunny and 75 degrees

hmmm..here's my house today.......blah

country living fair south ~ post 3

my friends dont understand why
i wait all year in excited aniticipation
for the country living fairs..

but as you can see from my pics..
there is really nothing like it !

it really is more of an

you really need to attend one year..
it is SO worth it !




the trees even get decorated at country living

and always the customers get decked out to attend...

here's some of my "views from a booth"

check out the hats....hard to see in the pic,
but they are crows in their hair !

these ladies were so decked out in jewelry ~ all cool and funky !

and look at this great fall outfit !!

well that's it for country living for 2011
(except the ride home which i'll write about tomorrow)

hope you enjoyed coming along...

next country living fair is in austin tx !!
whoo hoo

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