One way to spend a beautiful sunny day is by taking a long ride through the mountains in the convertible. We stopped at the VA in Johnson City to take some photos before the trip.
The black tee just arrived from My Fair Lady. I love it so much I now have it in black, white, navy, and magenta. This is the perfect style of top for women who have short legs or a pear shape. The length from the neckline in the back to the hemline is twenty-three inches. I am wearing a size medium. The top is here.
Tote bags help me to stay organized during all-day outings. The hat, sweater, camera, wallet, keys, sunglasses, and cosmetics all fit nicely inside.
We drove through Buladean in North Carolina and then followed Fork Mountain Road to the top of Roan Mountain.
One of our favorite appetizers is the smoked trout dip at the Lobster Trap in Asheville, NC. I attempted to recreate a similar dish for us to share at the end of the day. Mr. Mickey declared it a hit!
If you would like to try something similar, here is my recipe.
One piece of smoked trout. (I find it packaged beside the fish counter in Fresh Market.) Remove the skin and tear it into small pieces in a mixing bowl. Add four ounces of plain goat cheese broken up into small pieces. Add the juice of half a lemon, two tablespoons of mayonnaise, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir until you achieve a reasonably smooth consistency, serve with rosemary crackers and a light Pinot Noir wine or the beverage of your choice.