There Then Here

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photo courtesy of Joann Pensabene, March 2013

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photo courtesy of Joann Pensabene, March, 2013

A week on the road–nice weather made the drive easy there and back.

Just a few pics this trip. The goal was to visit family and friends across three states. Time was short. Conversation was long. Love ran deep.

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of the North Carolina Wine Country, Dobson is a place of serene family farms and sleeping vineyards this time of year. Looks a bit bleak now but in a few more months, the vines will be heavy with grapes.

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photo courtesy of Joann Pensabene, March 2013

New Bern, founded in 1710, is North Carolina’s second oldest town. Settled by the German and Swiss, it was named after Bern, the capital of Switzerland.

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photo courtesy of Joann Pensabene, March 2013

The town is set along the Trent and Neuse Rivers on the North Carolina coast.

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photo courtesy of Joann Pensabene, March, 2013

New Bern was home to the First State Capital of North Carolina.

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photo courtesy of Joann Pensabene, March, 2013

Home in New York’s North Country. Drove 200 miles upstate and the snow struck just south of Albany. Typical welcome home after the warm, balmy weather of the South.

Ah, yes, it’s good to be home. Haven’t seen the ground up here for weeks. Probably won’t see it for a few more.

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photo courtesy of Joann Pensabene, March 2013

Be it ever so humble–

well, it’s heart-warming

even if bone-chilling.

3 thoughts on “There Then Here

  1. Thanks for the pics and for sharing your trip. Sounds like a wonderful family reunion. I especially love the pic of the stone wall by the road in front of your home. Very peaceful.

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