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Fall Road-trip: Five Towns to See in the South

I just saw an article on Yahoo entitled, “Ten Towns to See in the Fall.” All ten destinations were certainly beautiful, but hello? The article didn’t mention one southern city! So, I thought I’d write my own list! And here goes…

1. Clayton, Georgia located in the Blue Ridge Mountains {all of Rabun County for that matter}

{image via travel and leisure}

2. Asheville, North Carolina~ the Biltmore House, Downtown Asheville, Grove Park Inn~ gorgeous all year, especially fall!

{Image via this site}

{Grove Park Inn}

3. Blackberry Farms 30 minutes outside of Knoxville, TN ~ the perfect combination of natural beauty and luxurious amenities.

{Images via Blackberry Farms website, Kiwi Collection}

4. Chattanooga has more than just the choo-choo! Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls, a lively downtown full of restaurants and shops, Rock City, Lookout Mountain~ great family place!

{Picture via Chattanooga Relocation Guide}

5. Abingdon, VA, is one of the most historical cities in the state. October is the perfect month to watch the leaves changing, and to get a little spooked at the Abingdon Spirit Tour!

{Barter Theatre one of the oldest nonprofit professional theaters in the nation.}

I don’t know about you, but I think this is a pretty good list! Maybe Yahoo will reconsider their’s!

Gracious Gal


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Clocks {the end of Daylight Saving Time}

Watching the leaves begin to change, and days becoming shorter, I’m suddenly reminded that it will soon be time to “Fall Back”.  Searching to find when exactly the time change will happen, I came across this really neat image on National Geographic of Mr. Ray Keen attending to the 97-year-old clock which sits atop a Kansas courthouse.

This image then inspired me to search for other great clocks!

Grand Central Station {via this site}

Big Ben {wikipedia}

Clocks in Paris outside of the Gare Saint-Lazare, the second-busiest train station in the city. {via Divine Caroline}

Musee d’Orsay clock {via this site}

Peter Pan… I think he made clock towers magical!

By the way, we can set our clocks back an hour at midnight on Sunday, November 6.  Is it me, or does that seem a bit later than normal?

Gracious Gal

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Well Hello Pumpkin!

Goodbye September!  I must say, you passed me by before I truly realized you were here!  This time of year is one of my favorites~ I think it is for everyone. {Though it makes me sad to see the year coming to an end.}  I guess I’m jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon!  So, here are my favorite {non-rotting} pumpkins for October…

Velvet Pumpkins from Plush Pumpkin

Candles from Pottery Barn

fabric pumpkins found here

burlap pumpkins by Manila Extract

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