John's Birthday Week at Bluebird Hill · October 22, 2006

We celebrated John's 43rd birthday with our first week-long stay at our new log cabin Bluebird Hill on October 14-21.  Highlights were:

  •  relaxing in front of our first crackling fire;
  • seeing the dramatic change of colorful fall foliage and gorgeous mountain views;
  • starting a new family tradition called Letterboxing (check out;
  • eating fried pies in Meadows of Dan;
  • meeting new neighbors and friendly shopkeepers;
  • discovering a neat country church in Fancy Gap, VA;
  • getting our new log bed;
  • visiting the Alpaca Farm on the Blue Ridge Parkway;
  • picnicing at a great playground in Hillsville;
  • watching the wildlife right outside our cabin;
  • getting away to our mountain retreat as a family!

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The big moment John had been waiting for -- our first fireplace fire at Bluebird Hill!