Archive for June, 2010

Closer to home (Hwy 64 revisited)

Posted in Travel on June 9, 2010 by cgeary

Because I travel internationally so much as part of my job, I often forget how much of this country is out there and what a pleasure it is to travel within the US. I was reminded of this when I traveled to Dallas earlier this spring. I also forget what a pleasure it can be just to do a day trip closer to home. Though my husband and I tend to stay at home over the holidays — we travel so much for work it is great just to be at home together. Also, I admit that traveling by car on major highways scares me. I always take the backroads when I drive myself and that would make many trips too timeconsuming. But, this past Memorial Day weekend we were in the mood to get out for a short trip. We went to our favorite vineyard/winery Raylen in the Yadkin River Valley. They were having an open house with food and a bluegrass band. We used to stop there on the way to the mountains. A number of other wineries have started up in the past decade. It is beautiful country and we decided to take Hwy 64 all the way there and spend the night. It was a lovely drive; the wine and food were great; the music was fun; we ate dinner in downtown Mocksville and hung out for awhile. It was a very relaxing, enjoyable two days. Here are some photographs: