Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

Enjoying classes, our friends and fall in NC and SC

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I can’t believe how the time flies by. Since my last post I have decided that I  am not a big Shakespeare fan.  I watched the three comedies as movies and even with the information from our great instructor I just can’t get into them.   I think the combination of the plays done in Britain with an English accent, old English language and the fact that the actors spoke very fast didn’t help.   I liked best the one that even though in English had subtitles.  The plots of the three comedies are all kind of similar and I don’t think Shakespeare treats women very well.  I have decided to stop the remaining classes and do woodworking instead.

The class “In Conversation…” where interesting people are interviewed is fantastic.  The last couple weeks we heard from a former governor of the Federal Reserve and the President of the Peace Center, which is like the Ordway or Orchestra Hall.  So interesting.  My special Friday class was on art appreciation and it was also great.

Our Newcomers group went on a Ghost Tour of downtown Greenville and we had a big party this last Sat. night.  Lots of fun.

In addition to these activities we had our friends Kris and Don from MN visit for 5 days.   We kept them VERY busy during the day but still slept in and were home at night.  I did a little too much walking on the day we visited three waterfalls so had a few aches and pains but they are gone now.

Today Bob and I drove up to the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the fall colors.  Depending on the altitude (between 2000 and 5000 ft) the colors are over or at peak.  It was 49 when we left our house about 11:30 and by the time we got to 5000 feet around 2 p.m. we could see that it had snowed a few hours ago and the temp was 30.  We were worried that there might be quite a few cars on the Parkway but it wasn’t crowded at all. I will let the photos speak for them self.  There are also some photos from our back yard and the Biltmore gardens.  Enjoy.

The Biltmore Mansion – 175,000 sq. ft., 250 rooms, house only footprint is 6 acres.  Build in 1896.

Biltmore Gardens

Beautiful little Lake Placid on Paris Mountain, about 5 miles from our home.

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Our back yard

Fall is our favorite time of year and we are so fortunate to live somewhere where it lasts a long time.  We should have color around us for at least a few more weeks.


Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

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