Monday, July 11, 2011

Just A Little Bit Closer To Heaven

This past week my family and I were blessed with a trip to Snowshoe, West Virginia where we spent the week with my brother and sister and their families. It is a rare and special occurrence when all of the members of my nuclear family can gather in one location and since the Pocahontas County and Snowshoe area of West Virginia plays such an important role in the heritage of our family, the "island in the sky" at Snowshoe Mountain was a natural location for a family gathering. While the purpose of this blog is to serve as a lifestyles interest blog on day to day life in the Lowcountry, occasionally bloggers take a vacation and Snowshoe Mountain is a great getaway for Lowcountry Residents who may be looking for a mountain retreat, in the Summer or Winter. Besides, while hiking one morning we met a gentleman and his golden retriever from, of all places, James Island, so in a weird sort of twisted way this post is related to life in the Lowcountry.

In the coming days, I will share with you some of the highlights of our week on the mountain, and for the first post in the series, I have chosen some photographs from one special evening. On Wednesday evening, my nephew, Jack from Chicago, Illinois served as "team captain" for the evening meal and entertainment (while together here in Charleston this spring for a week of golf,my brother and I had established teams of family members to plan, prepare, serve and clean-up each evening). The theme for the evening was Italian, and the meal included some great salad items, garlic bread and my sister's lasagna. While the food was TREMENDOUS the best part of the evening, other than the "entertainment" that ended up being a very personal family moment, was the sunset over the Western Ridges of the Pocahontas County Highlands as witnessed from our home on West Ridge at Snowshoe. West Virginia is indeed Almost Heaven, just as the song states, and while watching the sunset on this special evening, one could not help but feel just a little closer to heaven at 4,800 feet above sea-level, we truly were closer to heaven. Enjoy the photos, and I look forward to the next couple of days, now that I am home and blogging, From The Land Of Palm Trees...

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Where did you stay? We're looking for a place to rent at Thanksgiving where we can gather everyone together.
    Lindsay D


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