I had never seen J so out of sorts. And this man, the sensible side to my crazy, he doesn’t really get that way. But turning the big 3-0 wasn’t sitting well. Until that morning of November 16, 2015. He woke up with a big old smile on his face. “This doesn’t feel so bad,” he said. “I’ve still got it.” Well, yeah, that’s what I kept telling him. And so it went, just like that.
We spent a memorable few days in the place we used to call home, and quite often, still do. We discovered things we’d never seen before in the years we had lived there. We ventured outdoors and lounged in, eating far too much along the way. We celebrated J’s birthday and his sister’s recent engagement. And by the time those days came to an end, I was in tears that we had to leave. I had forgotten how nice it was to be surrounded by family. To pop over for dinner any night of the week. To go on long hikes in the Carolina woods. And that weather? Oh, I miss that weather. So to immortalize that weekend and those wickedly good vibes, I took about a hundred photos. Here are just a few of the highlights of how we spent our time in the place our hearts live; North Carolina.
Counting down the days until the next visit, Carolina! Our forever home sweet home.