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A joyride through the mountains

April 15th, 2008 at 01:34 pm

Yesterday I had the carpet cleaned (not out of my budget, my cousin supplied the $). But I had to get out of the house with the dog while it was being done. Since I needed gas, I decided we would take a ride into South Carolina, where gas is cheaper.

I forgot how when you get off the main roads in the mountains, you don't find any gas stations! I drove around quite a while after crossing the border. Finally I found a little convenience store/station/cafe. The gas wasn't the bargain I was looking for. Only .04 cheaper a gallon than it was in North Carolina. It was $33 to fill up the tank, $3.25 a gallon.

Still, I had a lovely ride. The dogwoods and redbuds are starting to bloom. They are my favorite trees, and I saw so many pretty scenes, with that beautiful blue ribbon that is the Blue Ridge Mountains always on the horizon.

When I got back into town, I stopped at Ingles for groceries ($46) and Pet Source for Frontline & kitty litter ($53) and the natural food co-op for CoQ10 ($36). I also stopped at Cracker Barrel for brunch ($9).

When I got home, the carpet was still pretty wet. It's drier today, so this afternoon I'll start putting the furniture back.

My dog is at the vet for his annual, so more spending is on the way.

2 Responses to “A joyride through the mountains”

  1. littlemama Says:

    Sounds like you had a great day.

    I love Dogwood trees also. Hope to plant one in my front yard this summer. Smile

  2. homebody Says:

    I'm traveling to NC for a week to see pregnant YD. Can't wait! Have not been to NC in the spring.

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