Shannon Berrey

The driverless car and the {lovely} teenager

Friday, October 29, 2010

I really needed one of these yesterday. It's a new driverless car. We had Teacher Workdays Thursday and Friday {love those!} so I convinced my daughter that we should drive 15 miles down the road to Bryson City to check out a new{ish} boutique that I had heard was really great.

The weather was a beautiful 70 degrees with the clearest, bluest skies. There was only one problem. I could not keep my eyes on the road! The leaves, although a little scarce, here in the Smoky Mountains are just ridiculously beautiful! 

Now I already don't drive 'up to par' according to my 'I have had my Learners Permit for 3 months and I am a way better drive than you, er anybody....' 15 year old daughter.   grrrrrr...  So I got to hear 'CAN YOU PLEASE KEEP THE CAR BETWEEN THE LINES!' a lot. Like, a lot, alot. So many times, that I apologized for being a horrible role model and we had to once again have the  'don't do as I do, do as I say' talk.  

I guess I also need to apologize to anybody else that was driving down 74 yesterday outside of Bryson. But geez, is God not amazing?? I mean the colors this season have just been glorious. It looked as if the sugar maples were plugged in and were glowing!

Before you call social services, please understand that I pulled off the road (many times) to take these pictures. My lovely daughter was as excited about the beauty of the leaves as she was about my driving. 'Really, Mom, we need more pictures?' (please insert colossal sarcasm and dramatic eye rolling) 

Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.  ~George Elliot

Ooh and we made it to the boutique and it certainly lived up to its hype! I took pictures--I can't wait to share this little lovely with you!

*don't worry--'said teenager' doesn't read moms blog--that would be so 'not cool'. 

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Sally commented on 31-Oct-2010 10:18 PM
aahhh teenagers! Funny stuff!
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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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