Weekends: Work and Play

(Throwback picture from last year’s trip…hiking in the mountains!)

It’s FriYay!  Unlike some, the weekends around here are not always relaxing.  This weekend is going to be a fun blend of play and work.  We are planning to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to Boone, enjoy bagels at my favorite bagel place, Boone Bagelry, wander around, and enjoy lunch wherever A chooses (it’s his hometown).  Then, it’s off to perform with a quartet for a wedding at Grandfather Golf and Country Club.

Do you have any Boone recommendations?  We haven’t been in over a year, so if anything good has popped up, we’d love to know!

Next week is going to kick off in a historical way: the Solar Eclipse!  Are you traveling to get in the direct line of it?  Or, are you satisfied with a partial view?  I’m driving to South Carolina to see friends and the whole eclipse.  I think A and one of his friends are going camping somewhere between Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC to see the eclipse as fully as possible.  I don’t have glasses, though.  Maybe I’ll just do it the vintage way—with a box.

Whatever you do this weekend, I hope it is fulfilling and fun!  Be safe watching the eclipse (it’s only a moment, and you need your eyes forever).