Napping on the Mountain

Daughter Lise took her lunch break to walk to the creek with me. After she finished work for the day, she drove us on the Blue Ridge Parkway. She loves to drive, and I love to have her drive. The day was overcast, bordering on rain. At one of the first overlooks, I took her photo as the mountains posed silently.

We stopped again for a small stream that had a lovely sound. This little stream becomes a roaring waterfall, visible further down the parkway.

Lise was short of sleep and wanted to rest her eyes for a while. I was in favor of that for her comfort and our safety. It was peaceful for me to look at the mountains from an overlook and play a card game on my phone. She woke, refreshed by a nap, and we headed to the supermarket on the way home. She had a list of things to take back to Denmark. An American she works with wanted grits, something easy to find in any Southern grocery store. She bought peanut butter powder, which she gets every year, as well as dark chocolate peanut butter. A new find was honey powder. ??? Maybe we’ll have a report about that in a few weeks. Chocolate graham crackers were hard to find, because they were in a different section. Lise also bought several packages of marshmallows with unusual flavors, colors, and shapes for a Danish friend. We bought chocolate mallows filled with chocolate for ourselves. I delighted in looking at all sorts of things I never see when doing the weekly shopping.

While relaxing at home, I got a shot of Lise and John $ with Sadie. The dog is reveling in being surrounded by people who love to pet her. She gives as much love as she gets.

69 thoughts on “Napping on the Mountain

        1. We all have essentials, don’t we? Thanks for your list of items going from the US to South Africa. I wonder what I would want to take to myself in England now. I might still want baking powder.

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        1. No, English baking power was single acting. Our standard was double acting. They do not behave the same way. I haven’t looked at a label recently, but I’ll bet the words “double acting” will still be there.

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  1. I would like Lise driving me through the mountains too. I’m a white-knuckle driver when you take me out of my comfort zone. We left behind our favorite Canadian brands so when we visited my grandmother we’d stock up on Red Rose pickles, Shirriff lemon pudding mix, Aero and Coffee Crisp chocolate bars among other things.

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      1. My mom liked the Red Rose sweet pickle mix as it had pickled cauliflower and onions in with the pickles. I remember Red Rose tea … I guess I thought it was here and must’ve been in Canada. My mom used to drink coffee but switched to tea many years ago. I can’t remember the tea bags she used with the tea bag hang tag with sayings (some like fortune cookies).

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          1. I thought it was Red Rose teabags. I did a “Thought for Today” for years when we were still at the law firm and I often got my sayings from those those tea tags. My mom would save them for me from her tea. I’d then called the feature “Teabag Tea Tag Wisdom.”

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  2. So delightful to read of her visit. Interesting things that your daughter chose to take back. Food from a particular area is often sought after when visiting overseas. I know I make the most of certain foods when I have traveled to Denmark and always come home with Norwegian chocolate.

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  3. It looked like a beautiful day out, Anne. And the food shopping was cool. I love spending time in the supermarket and just being surrounded by food so I was entertained to learn what you got and why.

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    1. Next time I should take notes about her purchases. I’ve told Lise about y’all, knowing you are probably the ones she would most love to meet. She loves to travel. She lived in Germany for a year or so, but I’m sure she hasn’t been to the Philippines yet. She can’t wait for travel restrictions to be lifted.

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  4. Chocolate mallows filled with chocolate – oh my that sounds delicious. My husband recently found mallow cups in the store and stocked us up. 🙂 Great photos!

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  5. Lovely photos of Lise. Nice to stock up on things when you return home. I always bring Tim Horton’s coffee back for hubby when I go back to Canada. Looks like you are having a good visit. (I think they have baking powder in England now)

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  6. I brought a lot of chocolate back from my trip to Germany. While there, I learned that they are fascinated with American chocolate and various types of Nutella. So, if I return I will bring them our chocolate and some Nutella. I like finding practical and useful gifts to bring people instead of silly souvenirs that are made in China and not even from the country of origin.

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  7. It’s so fun to hear with people from other places want from other countries. When our company gets together, my friend in Sri Lanka bring me amazing curry, and I supply him with strawberry fruit roll-ups 🙂

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  8. What a great post— even your commenters made fascinating contributions. Makes me think of my “adopted” English daughter, who once sent Nutella to her Norwegian-born granddaughter, living in Germany with her military British parents. I also enjoy your photos, its interesting to see other peoples’ family members.

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      1. I am a notoriously picky eater, but paradoxical in that I will try anything…unless nobody poisons my mind about a certain food. The other part of my Nutella story is that my friend asked me if I liked it, and I said I hadn’t tried it yet. She said “people either love it or hate it.” Of course I refused to even consider it after that.

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      2. Seeing a picture of someone gives color to them when mentioned. I have yet to put a photo of myself on my blog, although my photo that I use with Facebook, etc., is of me sitting on a chair in a corner with Pearl, my little black cat, standing at my shoulder peering into my face.

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        1. I should look at your Facebook page, but not for a month. I’d love to see a photo of you. Every spare minute is spent catering to Lise, her brother, and her nephew. I’m having a hard time keeping up.

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          1. I haven’t spent a lot of time actually working on the blog lately because I have had BIG trouble with my photos program. I very rarely post on Facebook.

            My friend in Virginia and I used to write (email) every day for something like 12 years. We met on one of the old chat rooms. We met in person once, and got to know each other pretty well. We still comment now and then and chat on the phone sometimes, but she went on Facebook when it started…and I didn’t.

            I have been experimenting with getting a photo of myself to post on my blog. I’ll post one one of these days. My Facebook ID photo is a picture of me sitting in a chair with my little black cat Pearl standing on my shoulder.

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              1. very so…. the problem is my own rush to “fix” things without knowing what I’m doing. I bought a portable hard drive for the express purpose of having it host most of my photos and photo paraphernalia. In my lack of wisdom, though, I managed to transfer my entire working hard-drive onto the duplicate files. Flooded the poor thing with photos.

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                  1. I found some “work arounds” but I’m afraid to get too rambunctious with it…I’d hate to lose all of those photos. Actually I do have them all (or mostly) on their original versions on Cs and snapshots before that. I really need to put those old photos of the farm, and the children…who are now at least 55…on more permanent records.

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                    1. I always back up anything, its easier now with computer files, I save everything, too. (Now having said that, I will find myself searching in vain for something. lol

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  9. I have never heard of peanut butter powder or honey powder. That sounds like an easy way to transport them on an airplane. I once had peanut butter confiscated. I didn’t realize they consider it a liquid.

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  10. Delightful photos and story Anne! Honey powder?? My goodness. I received a what’s app today from a friend who’s selling honey – litchi, sunflower and creamed. Litchi and sunflower honey is new to me … as is peanut butter powder …

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