Friday, May 24, 2013

Surprise, surprise


Evening view from Pisgah Inn Restaurant

A recent excursion on the Blue Ridge Parkway offered some enjoyable surprises in addition to the great scenery and time with Hubby.

Surprise #1 was a stay at the Pisgah Inn located on the “peak of the Parkway,” the 5,000-foot elevation of Mt. Pisgah. Husband Walter had told me that one of our overnight stops would be a surprise. But he gave me no clue until we were in the Inn’s office. Even then I was clueless. I thought we were just looking around after the impromptu dessert stop I chronicled here.

I didn’t catch on until the young woman behind the desk confirmed that Walter Skupien’s room was ready. His surprise was a huge success in the pleasing-wifey department. He posted about the Pisgah Inn experience here.

Surprise #2 was when we walked into the Inn’s crowded restaurant for dinner later that day and I heard “Linda, Linda.” I turned to find the source, and there was my cousin Lynn who lives close to the Mississippi town of my childhood. She and her husband were on a family trip with their daughter and granddaughter.

Lynn, center, and from the right,  her daughter Michelle, granddaughter Lori, patriarch Albert and me.

Our Pisgah experience was truly a “peak of the Parkway.”

11 comments:

Mage said...

What a lovely gift. And too, I loved the scenery of the parkway.

Sandra said...

all that beauty and a surprise and lovely family, all in one trip. a really thoughtful gift.

photowannabe said...

Your Hubby is pure Gold, Linda!

I just love the way he treats you and all the special things you do.

The place you stopped is beautiful. That scene is magical.

How delightful to meet up with family on your Pisgah experience.

Ginny said...

What an awesome surprise. You have an amazing husband, he seems to be perfect!!! So glad you had such a great time!!!

Retired English Teacher said...

What a neat double surprise! Your husband is the best.

Arkansas Patti said...

You really do have an real keeper in Walter.
What a neat surprise.

Muffy's Marks said...

What a wonderful guy you have there. Planned it all out and kept it a secret. I'm sure you had a great time.

marciamayo said...

What a great surprise. Actually more than one surprise.

troutbirder said...

Wonderful! We intend to revisit the Parkway soon as we met some new friends at the Mayo Clinic recently who live in the area...:)

Tom Sightings said...

Thanks for coming over to my blog and saying Hi. Your post makes me want to visit the Blue Ridge (I once drove up I81, but I don't think that counts) and maybe stop at the Pisgah, because while I'm not a chocoholic, I'm sure I'd be partial to Pisgah Inn apple cobbler. And ... good luck with your recovery.

gigihawaii said...

What a great experience. I love pleasant surprises.