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On The Rocks at the Blue Roof Inn

We are the luckiest people on the planet. I don't say that to be braggadocious, I say it because it's how I really feel. I have to say it out loud on occasion so I remain humble. We truly are fortunate to live the lifestyle we live and we are grateful.

What makes us lucky are the friends and family that we get to spend time with throughout our travels. This life affords us quality time with wonderful people, and our latest stop in Tennessee is no exception.

There has been alot of changes since our last visit to The Blue Roof Inn. First, and most sadly for us was the fact that Molly (their only indoor cat) has passed. For Judy, she no longer has any of her horses. This is not to say that she is bored. Far from it. Before I get to the big changes, let me remind you of who our hosts are.

Meet Harold and Judy Gilland...again. Mike has been friends with Harold for many years. Once upon a time- 25 years ago- Judy decided to marry this man, and I'm here to say "Thank God". We really love Harold, but Judy, she makes their house a home - no offense Harold. She reminds me of our friend Jackie. When you are around them, you just want to be a better person.

Now, let me tell you about the changes. Judy and her son, Ben, have been working on a "Glamping site" on some newly aquired property. They are not ready to rent out their site yet, but wow, it's going to be great. The deck, outhouse and walking path are made of cedar and wow, does it smell great. For those in the way back, it's called "On The Rocks" because it was built on rocks - as the title picture shows. We were lucky enough to be there to help put the tent up and contribute to a most wonderful cause. We are so looking forward to seeing how she decorates it. The outside table is just the beginning.

The view from inside!

As always, there is time around a fire here, but before that we made dinner as a group; Harold made meatloaf, Mike and I prepared the squash, I made pasta salad, and Judy made her fried dough, and green beans with hog jowls and onions. Yeah, we cheated badly that day...l;ol But we fed ourselves and the "boys" and eventually made our way back to the "Rocks" and enjoyed the company of old and new friends. Music was played, laughs were had, and I couldn't imagine a better way to end our time there.

I can't end this post without sharing a few photos of the fowl. I'm not sure what I find more entertaining; the beauty of the peacocks or the hysterical running of the chickens. I'll let you decide for yourself.

Watching them run is just hysterical!!! It's never a dull moment at the Blue Roof Inn and I'm quite sure time spent "On The Rocks" will be just as special.

As I write this, we are parked in Staunton, VA ,dealing with our yearly breakdown...not to worry, we are safe and have a plan.

Our arrival back in NH has been delayed by a week or two, but we will get there....

Until then.....Be Well, Be Happy and Safe Travels

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