April 05, 2007
Honey, I'm Home
We had a wonderful trip to North Carolina and completely enjoyed visiting with our family there. I highly recommend the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. I fall more in love with it after every visit but sadly, Sweet Hubby has no desire to move back there. Something about a deep and total hatred for pine trees. And pinecones. And pine needles. And sand. Oh, and severe heat and humidity. We always seem to visit in Spring or Fall when the weather is beautiful and since I didn't spend my childhood being forced to rid the yard of pine needles and pinecones, I haven't developed the same distaste. I am head over heels in love with the houses in the downtown areas and the way those areas are laid out. I know Pinehurst was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who also designed Central Park. Cottage Chic in downtown Pinehurst was a complete disappointment. Very small, very little selection and the most overpriced things I have seen in quite some time. The cousins just couldn't get enough of each other and played day and night, stopping only long enough to eat and sleep. Emma spent most of her time there outside and even got to go fishing for the first time. She cried her eyes out when it was time to go but was cheered by the fact that we are planning a trip back in October. Anyhow, it's great to be home and I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you.