I like my farm ... I like my bed ... I like the comfort of my daily routine ...
But I also like my wife - actually I love my wife.
So when a trip was suggested - to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary - I decided to like travelling too.
We compromised ... driving, not flying ... away for more than a week, but less than 2 ... looking at farms, but also the ocean ... no cooking allowed!
We began with a few days in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, driving around and enjoying the beautiful Amish farms and taking in a live show "Miracle of Christmas" at the famous Sight & Sound Theatre ( www.sight-sound.com ).
pumpkins (musquee de provence?) left unpicked in the field
Amish farmer mowing corn stubble
Then it was on to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where the weather was sunny & warm, the ocean beautiful, and the week very relaxing.
The ocean in front of our hotel
Sunrise from our balcony
This was in our hotel. Our morning routine included
a coffee and a long walk on the beach.
Here's a crop we don't grow on our farm ...
Fields of cotton in South Carolina
Bales of cotton ready to be shipped
Combine on a busy highway
So glad we don't farm terrain like this in Virginia
A popular picture spot - Mabry Mill along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.
We both agreed - it was a great trip!
... It's also great to be back home!