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I’m no Blundering Idiot, says me! #AtoZRoadTrip

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Howdy, kittens & dawgs! How’s the #AtoZ Road Trip going for you guys? I’m keeping a list of the folks I visit until I cross everyone off and if I find someone I personal connect with then I created (not published yet) a special blog page to pin their URL as a reminder for me while encouraging others to visit them, too. I didn’t make a lot of progress last week, but I did do a little hopping.

I’m using this opportunity to visit new bloggers and revisit others while utilizing the alphabet prompt again for my weekly inspiration.

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I’m no Blundering Idiot (depending on who you ask), says me! I didn’t need a map, globe, or GPS to get us to one of our favorite destinations…the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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In early April we took a day trip to the mountains. We wanted to visit Mt Mitchell State Park (the highest peak east of the Mississippi River). It’s not officially apart of the BRP, but in my mind it’s the same. I snapped this photo from the parking lot of the restaurant below the summit parking area. The climate is similar to central…or is it southern? Canada (I can’t remember) and it’s often a lot cooler there than nearby Asheville, North Carolina.

On this day the wind was super strong. I mean it was STRONG! I can’t stand up…gotta lean into it so to not fall over strong AND it took my breath away, as in I had trouble breathing NOT that this is awesomeness. Although, it was sorta amazing fun. The temp was about 39º (meanwhile in Asheville it was in the low 60s) according to our car’s thermometer, but THAT wind sent the chill straight to the bone.

 

What a coincidence B is for Berlin and this song title totally fits! 😀

We are looking across the Appalachian Mountains from the Mt Mitchell’s observation tower (elevation 6684′) on May 1st.  Geez, I can’t believe it’s the end of the month is already!  Anyhow, it was a gorgeous day with plenty of sunshine.

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It was windy, but not hurricane strength, like I mentioned in the previous photo shoot, and the temperature tolerable for short sleeves, but do you see what lies beneath the evergreens in the shadows? Yep, SNOW! That was a fun surprise. The weather is kinda unpredictable up there even this time of the year.

One more thing before I blow the doors off this barn. Netflix released a new original series (March). We watched the first episode, but got distracted. Last night, we picked up where we left off and really enjoyed the program. I invite you to check out Bloodline!

 

What sorta system do you have for with keeping track of bloggers visited on the Road Trip? Tag along with me, as I hit the open road with these cool cats!

Count me in #America #AtoZChallenge #music

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I decided this morning to take part in the 5th annual post challenge started by the late and dearly loved Tina Downey at Life is Good and Shannon Lawrence of The Warrior Muse. These days the Road Trip crew consists of Heather Gardner (The Waiting is the Hardest Part), C.Lee McKenzie (The Write Game), and Nicole A. (The Madlab Post).

In all honesty last year I attempted to take the A2Z Road Trip but bombed out. What went wrong? *scratch head* Oh yeah, I know what went wrong! My mind went wrong that’s what. You see, I kept forgetting to revisit the home site regularly. This time, I plan to set aside either a Tuesday or Thursday to commit myself to visit those on the 2015 sign-up list. I’m ready to hit the road, so count me in #America!

 

My goal is to visit a handful of post challenge nutballs, like myself, and to share my favorite passions ~ photography, music, and musings A to Z style each week with you. I hope you’ll tag along for the ride. WARNING!!! It might get a little bumpy and I may get lost along the way but hopefully, I will always find my way back. Grab a cup of joe. It’s time to buckle up and hit the open road!

Oh yeah, today DD#2 is a quarter of a century old. Do you think that will make her feel old? lol

Nikki and her sweet little Copper *photo lifted from her FB wall*

Nikki and her sweet little Copper *photo lifted from her FB wall* HAPPY BIRTHDAY, baby girl!!

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