Wednesday, January 9, 2019


                                                      My birthday was Jan. 6th.

My daughter, Susan, called from New York to say she was flying down to Richmond to help me celebrate. I was to choose where I wanted to eat, stay and what to do.

Daughter Shirley and I drove to the airport to pick her up. But, then we didn't head to downtown Richmond!!

                                       Shirley headed WEST.... and drove and drove.

      We got to Charlottesville... still driving... over Afton Mt. , through Waynesboro and on.

Where are these girls taking me?

                     We come to an overlook and stop to take in the view. It is Windy! and Cold!

               We are in the mountains and it is getting what my Mother called "Dusky Dark".

   We have passed lots of farms, barns, a couple wide places in the road, but no towns to speak of.

 The road is winding and narrow. 

We climb up and up and then there before us is this huge building on the side of a mountain. The sign says "Homestead Resort".

My golly gumdrops!! What a surprise. I loved it.

More of this adventure to come.
Stay tuned.

Linking to Thankful Thursday and Little Things


  1. What a wonderful surprise! Looking forward to hearing more about this adventure!

  2. A great adventure indeed. Belated Birthday wishes.

  3. Happy birthday. Your daughters know how to pull off a big surprise! Did they treat you to a spa event too?

  4. What a fabulous surprise - the Homestead is awesome I know - but never had the luck to stay there. Belated happy birthday dear Latane - and you all look so beautiful xxx

  5. Belated Happy Birthday Wishes.
    What a wonderful surprise, I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

  6. I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

  7. Belated Happy 🎂 Birthday, Latane, and what a fabulous start to your new year with this getaway adventure to Hit Springs, VA. The selfie pic of you and your daughters was wonderful and I hope your resort stay was fabulous. We will all be looking forward to more details in future posts😊

  8. Well, happy birthday!
    You are living the life!

  9. How wonderful! Happy birthday!
    Eagerly waiting to hear more of your adventure!

  10. My goodness! What a huge place to be tucked up there! LOVE the pretty smiles of you and the girls! Happy Birthday sweet friend! What an adventure. Can't wait to hear more! Sweet hugs, Diane

  11. That's a wonderful surprise

  12. Wow! What a wonderful surprise! Your daughters look so much like you!

  13. I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday and a surprise added to it!!!!!Your children are very thoughtful and respectful of you Latane. Enjoy and Know that we all care about you!

  14. Those girls know how to do a thing! ♥️ What a wonderful surprise! Happy Belated Birthday🎈

  15. Wow! Loved seeing these pictures of your surprise!


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