Thursday, June 28, 2012

Was I Nawth Or Was I South-What's Your Best Guess?

The clue should be in the word
Up here we say North...
Down THERE they say
Gotta love people
with those 
S'uthern accents.

As a matter of fact
we DO love a COUPLE of those
S'uthern people.

Want to know where we
found them?
We found them in this
beautiful, beautiful home.
I should have moved the cars
first, I suppose...
but you get the idea!
See this?
This is the window of the
bathroom that we used 
in the guest suite.
She put that little bird out there
to keep REAL BIRDS from
sitting there and doing...
well-you know-
what birds do.
Yes-That's what you think it is.
Who but a true friend would
be showing you bird poop?

Want to see a shutter
up close and personal?
There's a mist afoot-
another clue to where we are.

I can't tell you how beautifully
we were treated 
Down South.
MyHero and MistahJeff
go back a LONG way.
But MizB & I
didn't really know each other.
Now we do!
Isn't she pretty?
Sorry this is a poor quality
picture...but trust me-
she is beautiful-
inside and out.
I adore her.
No-wait-I love her.
I want to marry her.
oh- wait-
that's not right-
I mean I love her like a
SISTER (if I had one).

She is sweet and lovely
and has the most wonderful laugh.

Now, MistahJeff can put on
his old crudgmugeon act
but he can't fool me-
Underneath that is a 
sweet heart.

Want to see more?
Well, you will have to come
back tomorrow and I will
show you some pictures of
the INSIDE OF this
beautiful home.
It is gorgeous!
Beyond gorgeous!

Meanwhile you can take a
peek at the mountains they
enjoy each and every day.
Is that breathtaking , or what?
So...was your guess 
The Smoky Mountains?
Do you know WHY they are
Because good old boys like
this sit out in the garage
and puff their fool heads off.
MyHero told me
Real Men Smoke.
I told him real men only
smoke butts they pick up off
the street and he should 
Get Busy!
Y'all come back tomorrow
cuz you sure don't want to miss
and it starts with this....

your photo name


  1. Are you in Normandy? By the look of that house, that would be my first guess. Beautiful!

  2. I know, I know, but I'm not ruining the surprise...
    Bet you were served sweet tea, or as I call it, syrup. Funny how a southern girl doesn't like that stuff they serve in the south, isn't it?

    The house is gorgeous, and of course the mountains are quite lovely. The turkeys are amazing, haven't seen a real bronze turkey in many years. All the for market birds are white, so the dark ink in the pin feathers don't spoil the look of the skin.

  3. LOLing at those good ol' boys smokin' up the Smokies. Great post and can't wait for part 2.

  4. I'm from Tennessee and went to school in Knoxville, so the scenery looks like home to me.

    What a gorgeous home your friends have!

  5. What the heck is that in the last picture, Diana? Vultures? Were they following you and your Hero? : ) Such a beautiful house! It looks like it should be in a magazine. I'll look forward to seeing more.

  6. Why, bless your heart and give you a corn pone! ;P I know why they are called the Smokey Mountains because I live in Alabama in the foothills of the Appalachians.

    Enjoy your stay down South! Your post is *precious*


  7. I'd say Tennessee or North Carolina - maybe even North Georgia - I love the Smoky Mountains - gorgeous places - that home is amazing -
    They're called that because of the low lying clouds and fog - breathtaking views!
    Hope you have a blessed day,

  8. Love the smokies. My kids are heading near there for camp soon.

    Great photos.

  9. Diana, There's a warning out in the Smokies...some of the camps are having bear careful, wear your track shoes. :):) Love that home. Tell Hero, real men know when to stop smoking..bad boy, bad boy. Habits are tough, and I am not talking about Nuns.:):) Smiles xo, Susie

  10. Oh how beautiful, Diana!!
    We love driving down there on our way to Florida. You are blessed to be able to stay, and see the sites.
    Love the mountains, as long as I don't have to drive in them.

  11. what a beautiful home, I'll be back tomorrow!

  12. I don't know where you are, but that's a beautiful home!

  13. The Smokies are one of my favorite place on earth. I spent lots of time there with my grandparents as a little girl. That home is fabulous. Sounds like a pretty fun stay and can't wait to hear more.

  14. Now that last picture was simply not big enough. Are those things turkeys or vultures? Hmmmmm..... your hero could go turkey hunting and tomorrow you might share a recipe. Or, maybe there's a murder in the mountains and those vultures could be tampering with the evidence. I guess I have to wait til tomorrow to find out.

  15. Looks like you are having fun! Beautiful home and scenery!! Can't wait to see the next post... your last picture has me intrigued! :)

  16. Oh, pretty, pretty home.... & lucky, lucky you to get to stay there...
    ( & my bad, but I kind of like the smell of the guys having a good cigar in the garage... )

  17. So, the ladies get that beautiful home all to themselves, while the men sit in the garage. Te he. ~ Maureen

  18. Turkey vultures, D?
    What a great trip. I can't wait to see the house.
    Magoo does the same thing with old friends of ours!
    They go out to the party barn and smoke a cigar while we
    Wimmin' folk chatter on in the hen house. ; )

  19. I've never seen the Smokies but I've seen plenty of the Rockies and the western mountains. Maybe there is a someday in there somewhere.

  20. We loved our spring visit to the Smokeys so much that I'm ready to go back! Right now! That home is gorgeous, I can't wait to see the inside. So glad you had fun!

  21. I'm definitely checking back for the rest of the tour! I love the outside of her house. Wow! It's just gorgeous. She has an incredible veiw too. Lucky her!

  22. Hi Diana! I think you and your husband are such a lovely couple! You're very blessed! Isn't it wonderful to make a new friend! And, yes, she is beautiful and she seems like such a kind soul! I look forward to visiting the interior of this amazing house!

  23. Diana, What a gorgeous home! I hope you are having a wonderful time.

  24. What a beautiful house and views!! I just love going on trips like this!! I'll be waiting for the second part!

  25. I have no idea where you are, but I am eagerly waiting to hear the rest of the story!

  26. Oh my, Diana! Were you in the Smoky Mountains? We could have connected - maybe.:)

    xo Nellie

  27. What a wonderful home and view. I always like to hear that Yankees enjoy visiting the South!

  28. I can't wait to see the inside of that incredible home!
    Wild turkeys~that's going to be a good story!

  29. I just love these "On the Road with Diana" posts, D! lol! Looks like you're truly enjoying your summer, girlie!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  30. When you told me you were in the mountains, I was picturing a little cabin. My gosh! What a spectacular house! My guess is that you weren't really roughing it.

  31. oh my beautiful...lucky you...wherever you are!

  32. What a beautiful home and setting...looking forward to seeing the interior!

  33. Souns like you had a wonderful visit. They really have a beautiful home.

  34. I had to giggle at Mark's guess. Such a nut job. The view is gorgeous!

  35. Why girl friend you are not far from my neck of the woods! I hope you enjoy it and that the heat will ease up. That home is just Southern Living beautiful.

  36. Good morning Diana...I am catching up here. WOW what a fantastic home and views. The inside is amazing!~ Looks like you had a great time.

  37. Diana, Sounds like you had an awesome visit with some really nice people. There home is lovely, I know you felt like you were in a resort.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Hugs, Ginger


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