Monday, October 19, 2015

Roadtripping Delights...




When we planned our little trip to the mountains a few months ago, I had no idea the time would go by so swiftly!  
As the day for our trip away approached, I barely thought about it…there was just so much to be done and sorted out before leaving! 

The drive down from our farm to Bain’s Kloof was lovely and relaxed…we stopped for coffee at a sweet farmstall and took a few pictures…

 
 


Ah, and here I am at home once again with ever so many delightful memories and pictures to share…
How we needed a rest after many busy months and a busy festive season ahead!  I didn’t even have a moment to write a post to tell you all where I would be that week…{{smiles}}

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You will perhaps remember I visited my grandmother in the mountains back in April…
I visited her again in July, and then two weeks ago my mom, Nancy and I drove down to spend some time with her. 
We were able to relax and recharge at her home in the mountains, as well as stop in at our favourite quilting shop for supplies!


  Spinach growing so happily…


 
Wouldn’t you love to have a little swing in this delightful spot…?

 A beautiful tea cup...

Granny drove us around, and showed us another wonderful big fabric store as well as a stunning nursery….
We spent the whole of Wednesday in town having a delightful ‘girl’s day out’, and oh, it was such fun!
We stopped for a mini picnic, got lost driving around town, and enjoyed many laughs together…

It was so lovely to have Nancy with me this time so we could go on one or two walks in the mountains and admire the beautiful river and swimming holes from afar…
I confess we weren’t quite brave enough to try swimming…the water is still somewhat chilly!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And the girls and Dad were perfectly fine at home…they went to the beach, played outside, spent some time in the garden and enjoyed having a little holiday without us…

 


This was where we enjoyed our meals and Nancy and I got a little work in!
 There is no cell phone reception or internet connection in the mountains…so lovely!

 
 Nancy carries her work along with her in a sweet little mini suitcase…


Oh, look at all these gorgeous crochet cottons…Nancy’s lovely little collection…

Oh, I was very sad to leave the beautiful mountains, but I was also truly inspired to continue doing what I love to do…

I am so glad I could write about our trip away…it is always lovely showing you a glimpse of where I live and the things we do!   

Praying your week is beautiful and creative, sweet friends…


 "You will go out with joy and be led forth in peace.  The mountains and the hills will break into songs of joy in your presence, and all the trees will clap their hands."  Isaiah 55:12

19 comments:

Mimi said...

Kelly-Anne, just a stunningly gorgeous post. Thankyou. Mimi xxx

magnoliasntea said...

Delightful indeed! Oh Kelly-Anne, your grandmother lives in such a beautiful place. It doesn't get any better than the mountains for me. :) I loved all three photos, thank you for sharing them.
Have a lovely week!

JES said...

Your time away sounds lovely and the pictures are just stunning Kelly-Anne! :)

Lydia Scott said...

It looks like a beautiful trip Kelly-Anne! It's sweet that you got to spend good time with your Grandma.Lovely pictures and thanks for sharing!

Alex said...

Wow, SUCH awesome scenery and photos...I should think the mountain atmosphere is so refreshing, what a feast for the senses. Lovely to see pics of your Mum, what a fun 'girls trip' you had. Grandmothers' houses are always special.
Difficult to say what I liked best about your post...all of it!
But the tortoise was a surprise! - in his native habitat? And the water pics are so beautiful. Lastly, YOU my friend, - that is very pretty little white cotton blouse, I do like that sort of thing.,,goes with everything!
hugs to you!

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful post!! So glad you had a nice trip and were able to spend time with your grandmother!

Oliva Ohlson said...

How lucky are you to be able to visit such a beautiful place and visit family at the same time!!! The pictures are gorgeous, and I can feel the serenity of the place. I haven't had a girls' get-away in so long...I might get one planned! Have a great week!!!

Paige said...

This looks like a beautiful getaway, my friend! :D Your Grandma's swing does look like it's situated in a beautiful place. I like your photo of the cabins in the mountains. And your floral blouse is so pretty!

Elizabeth said...

Oh how fun! The photos are stunning, and the ones with you and Nancy and your dear mother are lovely! What a time to be treasured and remembered, for sure :) I'm so glad you all got to get away and relax.

Enjoy your week! Sending much love as always!!

Amy said...

How fun! I love our little trips to the mountains too! There is just something so refreshing and so relaxing when you are up in the mountains. No distractions! I love it! Your pictures are all amazing, it kinda made me feel like I went on your little adventure with you. Thanks for sharing your trip away!
I hope you have a delightful week Kelly-Anne!
Hugs my friend, Amy

Ida said...

What a wonderful treat this post was. - It was so neat to see this part of your trip. - Such beautiful countryside. The flowering bushes are so pretty. Loved seeing you & your sister and mom as well. Sounds like you have a grand time. Also loved that Tortoise and that one unusual looking plant. Glad you had such a nice time.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Dear Kelly-Anne, what a wonderful time away in the mountains. Looks like a gorgeous setting and lovely time spent to relax and refresh. Nancy and your mother in pics are beautiful. Your photo is gorgeous as well. You are such a beautiful girl my friend, inside and out.
Thanks for sharing your time away in photos and words. Enjoy the new week.
Love to you, cm

Margie said...

I always enjoy seeing your beautiful images of South Africa, Kelly-Anne! I'm so glad that you, your mom, and Nancy got to enjoy some R & R at your grandmother's home in the mountains.

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh Kelly-Anne, thank you so much for taking us all along on your mountain trip! I do so love the mountains and it has been quite some time since I had the pleasure of seeing any! Your photos are simply lovely and it looks and sounds as though you all had a wonderful little getaway! So many fun things! Hope you have a lovely week ahead my friend!

Hugs, Vicky

Ashley said...

Your pictures are very pretty. Looks like you had a fun time. I love the mountains too, but don't get to visit them very often. :)

When are you going to write about your new sister? I am excited about reading it. :)

Love,
Ashley
creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello Ashley dear! It is on my list of ''to~dos'' this week...I am looking forward to sharing about her!
Hugs to you, friend...
Kelly-Anne

Debby Ray said...

Glorious photos of your little excursion...the waterfall and those lovely blooms...oh my! I am just now getting caught up on some my blogs and just ranacrros this one I missed. What a fun and relaxing time that must have been :)

Shelby said...

Beautiful photos Kelly-Anne! They are all so amazing! :) I hope you have a lovely day!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Kelly-Anne, what a glorious road trip, and I just love your photos of the landscape, you and the girls, and the critters too! And I so love that teacup! Hugs, dear friend!