The mountain is calling my name yet again…AKA getting spam texts from sis. Stranded in the mountain, I am her only civilization rescuer. 🙂
Since our last adventure in Boone, the weather has took quite a turn. The radiant colorful view has been traded for a grey wintery scene.
I thought I was well prepared for this trip with my cable knit sweater, but little did I know that the chilly wind would cut right through he sweater and into my skin! My arms clenched tight against the cold for the entire day. Oh how I don’t miss the Boone winter … at all.
I finally met the infamous Mr. M! He and I had exchanged short conversations previously, but it is time that we meet in person. We met up for Sunday Brunch at Cracker Barrel. It has been a while since I had some good ol’ country food. 🙂
While we were waiting, sis found a huge crate of giant stuff animals and begged for it to be a part of her Xmas present.
Everyone, meet Penta the fox. She is about the same size as us. 🙂
The food certainly did not disappoint me. I had their new seasonal offering, Mushroom Braised Pot Roast. Tender roasted pork topped in rich mushroom sauce. Plus I get my DUMPLINGS! Hands down, best side dish! 🙂
After lunch, we split up. Bubble left with his friend, B for their football date while us three headed down the mountain for some shopping.
Conclusion from our shopping trip is: we bought WAY too much! Sis made a purchase from every shop we stopped at. This is turning out to be a very expensive weekend! On the upside, I have majority of her present shopping finished. 🙂
I finally found a quilted tan vest that I have been wanting for a while and I got a good deal with my expired student ID! 🙂 Don’t judge, you know you’d do it too!
After the outlet, we headed to Boone mini mall as sis likes to call it. Hallmark is one of the five shops in this “mall”. We found a toy there that generates your elf name. M pressed it and his name is Bosch Cruz. Sis pressed it and her name is Ozlo Snow. My new name is Hazelnut Maready. LOL!
Nice to meet you all, Hazelnut Maready here, ready to be Santa’s little helper!
Since sis introduced us to Appalachian Cookie Co, there is no way I can skip this part on any trip up the mountain. I ordered another white chocolate macadamia cookie. Fresh out of the oven, so worth the calories! 🙂
We began descending the mountain after dusk where I fell asleep on Bubble’s lap. It won’t be long until my next trip up the mountain…exactly one week from now. 🙂