Hi! I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing, fun, good-food-filled, and happy holiday weekend. I had every single one of those adjectives plus more. Yay! I’ll get to that in a minute, first I need to post a few photos that I promised my Aunt Cathy would be debuting on the website.
Welcome to Oil Ridge. My Aunt Cathy and Uncle Jim had asked me a while back to go up to the property where they had lived with Uncle Jim’s dad as newlyweds. It was my absolute pleasure to capture these memories for them…not to mention the view was STUNNING! Nancy, you are so lucky to have that view every single day! I’ll be visiting later this fall for even more picture taking opportunities! The funny thing is that my mother and grandmother had sent me on a wild goose chase the day before telling me all these great places in Sistersville to take an aerial shot of the town. However, they failed to mention that they hadn’t visited these “secret” spots in over 20 years. Needless to say, things had grown over a bit. So I was very excited to see this view of the Ohio River and the Ohio Valley from Oil Ridge.
Uncle Jim, the tractor pictures are just for you! Aunt Cathy said that you’d really like them. I don’t know that much about tractors, so I hope I caught the right details for you. This tractor was parked over by the woods and I wondered away from the ladies to see what kind of photos I could get. I was really getting into the different angles and colors of the tractor when this HUGE (and I mean HUGE!) deer came leaping out of the bushes and took off down the hill. It scared the heck out of this city girl…I must have jumped 4 feet in the air and then sheepishly glanced around to make sure no one saw. You just don’t see that in Royal Oak, MI everyday.
Above is my mom, Aunt Cathy and Nancy. Can you tell that the colors are already starting to turn? When we go back for the next football game, they will be blazin’ with color!
Speaking of football…to the sports fans alike and those who know me best, you know that Saturday was the highlight of my weekend…in more ways than one! West Virginia won their opening football game against a pretty talented Villanova Wildcat team. We had a lovely tailgate, visited with old friends and celebrated the victory in style (which is really the only way I know how to celebrate.) It was so nice to see everyone this weekend. Big hugs and kisses to each of you and I hope you all made it home safe and sound. Can’t wait for our next game together!
Stay tuned…I have more country side and a surprise for my grandma later!