Sail Away

One of the most beautiful lakes in the country is a short drive from my home. The Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest hug the shores of Watauga Lake. It is the TVA’s highest-elevated reservoir in Tennessee. Surrounded by densely forested mountains, Watauga Lake sits 1,959 feet above sea level.

The lake is a splendid location for sailing because of the challenge of wind direction changes created by the mountains. It is also the perfect place to have a picnic, kayak, paddleboard, fish, waterski, hike, or snap photos for your blog.

My skincare routine is here.

As always, my adventure partner and I dressed in classic, comfortable favorites to stay warm for our drive by the lake on a sunny but brisk day. Our date included getting take-out from Gourmet & Company for a lovely evening meal in my home.

None of our items are new, so the links are for similar items. My look – ScarfJacketSweaterJeansShoes (My shoes are a couple of years old by Sacha London) – BagEarringsSunglasses.

Similar items from Mr. Mickey’s look – ShirtSweater VestJeansShoes.

This week, I’m giving away the beautiful scarf pictured below in warm earthy blue and tan tones. It measures fifty-two inches across, and it is a very soft georgette fabric that can be worn even in summer. Leave a comment below to enter the giveaway. Mr. Mickey will randomly choose a comment, and I’ll announce the winner on Thursday as I share another local adventure with you.

Shopping links within my posts may allow me to earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

  1. If anything positive has come out of the covid pandemic it is a renewed appreciation of the simple joys in life-home cooked meals and family discussions, car trips and hiking beautiful local scenery, learning to enjoy a slower paced lifestyle.Thank you and Mickey for sharing how you have successfully adjusted to changing times and for setting an example for all of us that there’s good times in even the hard times.

  2. Gorgeous location! I am always drawn to bodies of water- must be the calming effect and its ever-changing appearance. I’d be interested to know how many acres Watauga Lake covers and the depth of its deepest part. I enjoy your blog for the adventures. I admire your ability to put outfits together and the reasoning behind them. I however struggle with this for myself.

    Watauga Lake
    Reservoir in Tennessee
    Surface elevation: 1,959′
    Area: 10.04 mi²
    Max. depth: 265 ft (81 m)
    Location: Carter / Johnson counties, Tennessee, United States
    Average depth: 16.0 m (52.5 ft)

  4. As my adventure partner and I plan for “post-covid”, your itinerary give us inspiration – including a stop at Gourmet Goat! Your blog stays fresh and modern and I love it when Mr. Mickey is included. Thank you.

  5. Thank you for showing Tennessee’s beauty!!
    Scarves–the perfect touch of elegance. They are so versatile and look good on all body types.

  6. Susan your generosity with sharing life, advice, and gifts are so appreciated during these challenging times! Your blog is a wonderful respite and offers inspiration to fellow silver sisters. Your scarves are beautiful! Thanks!

  7. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos of Watauga Lake! I look forward to reading your blog on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before I start my day.

    Kim Jones

  8. Looking forward to this series. I know it will bring back happy memories of time spent in and around Johnson City and the scarf is so pretty, it would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s wardrobe!

  9. Beautiful photos of your drive. You both look happy and relaxed. It is a part of America we would like to visit and hopefully travel overseas might become viable in the near future. We have enjoyed a couple of previous family trips to USA and our plan on retirement was to see some more of the country. Who knows we may even make it to your city some day!
    I love the colours in the scarf so it would be a wonderful addition to my wardrobe. My colouring is similar to yours Susan so I have learned a lot reading your post. I am also retired, after teaching for 40 years, so I have found your ideas of investing in a few good classics most helpful in redesigning my wardrobe. Mind you this year I have mostly worn pajamas as I tripped back in March and finally ended having a triple spinal fusion in July so am still on the road to recovery. One important thing I have taken from your blog is to dress to please myself and not others. Like you I am not really interested in trendy clothes which last for half a season.
    Keep up your interesting blogs please,

  10. Often some of the most beautiful places are right in our own backyards. Thanks so much for sharing the the views around Watauga Lake. The blue scarf adds a touch of elegance to an outfit.

  11. I love the way you and Mr. Mickey make the effort to enjoy the beautiful sights in your area of the country. You set a great example for your readers to take advantage of what nature has to offer in this unusual time in our country as well as when things get back to “normal.” Keep smiling!

  12. Beautiful views are always so calming for me and Tennessee never disappoints. Great scarf and Mr. Mickey is looking dapper as usual.

  13. I begin mornings with your adventures! I am 70 & my husband is 81. I love your style and love of adventure!

  14. I have never worn scarves, but seeing you in all your lovely scarves makes me want to try them! Thank you for your blog. I’m new to it and I’m getting so much out of it. You are an inspiration!

  15. I live at the tip of a lovely lake and enjoy its beauty year round. Even when frozen, it provides a beautiful backdrop to frosted trees along its shore. Thank you for sharing your latest adventure, Susan.

  16. You and Mr. Mickey always look so dashing! And I love that you find nearby adventures where you can be outdoors and enjoy the nature all around you!

    All the best,

  17. I love to travel virtually with you, Susan. Your photos are gorgeous as is this scarf! I hope I am fortunate enough to have my name chosen!

  18. Your blog provides some beautiful views of places I have not seen in this pandemic year.
    It is the best of socially distant travels.

  19. Thank you for sharing your adventures. The lake is beautiful. You and Mr. Mickey make your adventures so fun-you are so fortunate to have each other.

  20. I too enjoy your adventures. Thank you for all you do to share with us your online friends. I have always loved classic style and scarves are a wonderful accessory. You have helped me plan for a retirement wardrobe. I am so grateful for that!

  21. Thanks to you I have been adding scarves to my wardrobe. The scarf would be a beautiful addition to my small collection. I ❤ blues.
    Beautiful scenery and you both look very stylish.

  22. I really enjoy seeing your part of the country. My husband and I love to travel but this year all our trips have been canceled due to Covid. Your blog photos are a great way for me to mentally travel while physically staying home. I enjoy learning about places so the information you included is wonderful. I appreciate the links for Mr. Mickey’s clothes as well. The scarf is beautiful and would tie in very nicely with my wardrobe.

  23. What a great look on you and Mr. Mickey. Thank you for sharing information about the clothing that you both were wearing. The scarf is beautiful and would be a great addition to my collection.

  24. The scarf is lovely, I love the colors. I live in Alabama but have never heard about the lake. It is a lovely spot so I need to plan a visit, maybe post COVID19.

  25. My husband’s attire is usually a “fashion don’t.” I suggested he look at photos of Mr. Mickey to get some ideas. He’s slowly coming around and looks better and better each day. Thank you, Mr. Mickey!

  26. Susan, I can’t thank you enough fir your wonderful fashion advice & lovely road trip suggestions over the years. Having never been to Tennessee, I have loved learning about this beautiful area. Your blue scarf reminds me of our iconic Colorado blue skies. Be well!

  27. Love the colors in that scarf- goes with anything. Gorgeous. I never knew how to wear the large square scarves until I started following your blog. Now I’m hooked!

  28. Susan, the colors in the scarf are beautiful. The colors in the scarf match the colors in your picture of the lake and sky!
    You have taught me about colors that are worn near the face and this blue scarf would be perfect for me.

  29. Beautiful pictures of Watauga lake! Don’t we love that feeling with our hair blowing in the wind!

  30. My spouse is unable to travel and we very rarely dine out so I live vicariously through your blog posts and pictures. Thank you for all the time and effort that you and your adventure partner, Mr. Mickey, put into every post. Well done!!

  31. Susan and Mr. Mickey, I so enjoy joining you on your many excursions. The scarf above reminds me of Italy – such a beautiful color and pattern.

  32. Admire you both so much. Love how you continue to enjoy and make the most of what your surroundings have to offer. Such fine examples to all of us.
    The scarf is lovely❤️

  33. I love seeing photos of your travels! I have visited your part of the country briefly, but I would love to go back when the world opens back up. My husband and I like to hike in the mountains. I wear a lot of blue so the scarf would go with many of my items.

  34. Love the pictures of the lake and sailboat! Takes your mind away to a relaxing place. The scarf would look great with my blueeyes!

  35. Beautiful lake! Would love to visit there! I would SO love to win that scarf because it would look great with everything from denim to the classic navy and black!

  36. Hi Susan,
    Thank you for all you do to uplift my spirit as I follow along with you on your journey. I look forward to seeing your email in my box.

  37. Susan
    I have followed your blog for several years. It is so inspiring and uplifting. I bought a Berkey water filter because of you. My husband and I love how good it makes our water taste. I love wearing scarves. This one is beautiful!

  38. Love your blog and your adventures with Mr. Wonderful. In today’s world of masks and lockdowns, you remind me that we can still decide to find beauty and joy in life. Thanks, friend. Sign me up for the drawing for the scarf.

  39. You do have some wonderful, beautiful places to visit near you…I love lakes, mountains but moved with my partner to southeast North Carolina …he’s an avid golfer. I’ve grown to love it here, but my dream would be a home on a lake. The colors of the scarf are gorgeous! Happy travels to you and Mr. Mickey.

  40. Susan,
    Thank you for all you do to be an encourager. I just celebrated three years with your friendship on the internet. I remember sitting with my daughter at the kitchen counter the day after Thanksgiving. I was depressed about purchasing clothing. When we found your site, I shared the information with my friends. When we would have the occasion to talk, your name would always come up. Thank you for introducing us to Beauty in the Stone Jewelry. My first purchase will arrive soon.

  41. That scarf is beautiful! I love the unique blue that is around the edges of the square.

    Your adventures always intrigue me. Sailing on the water is so calming!

  42. I love that you take us along your outings. I’ll probably never get to visit any of these places so I’m enjoying all the photos and information. I’m sure you know how lucky you are to have such a sweet partner to share all your adventures with. I love the gorgeous blue scarf – blue is my favorite color.

  43. What an inspiring post today! I need to make more of an effort to find local places where we can be outside in nature’s beauty.

  44. Hi Susan! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I think it’s great that you and Mr. Mickey still get out to enjoy the day and nature… look so pretty wearing that scarf with the blue water in picture, I would love to wear one also with my salt and pepper hair!
    Warmly, Rebecca

  45. I get to travel vicariously with you and Mr. Mickey to beautiful and interesting locations. Thanks so much for your great site.
    The scarf is beautiful and I love blue.

  46. Your skin looks so beautiful, Susan! Gorgeous scenic pictures of the lake. The scarf is also a beautiful. Big thank you to your driver, Mr Mickey.

  47. I love seeing you and Mr. Mickey’s adventures – even in our COVID world you remind us that there can be peace, joy and adventure if one only takes the first step.

  48. First comment, Susan, though I’ve read you over my morning coffee for years. So
    many fashion hints you’ve shared which I’ve internalized. So….many thanks !

    A suggestion for Your regional tourism bureau could certainly make
    good use of your and Mr Mickey’s local drives, dining options, and pictures. You write
    well with interesting comments about your area, and Johnson City folks can learn
    tidbits about attractions along with ‘foreigners’ like me.

    SusanAndMickeyOnALovelyTennesseeDay ? SusanAndMicke’sTennesseeTravelTips ?

    I live in WA (another beautiful USA state), and, really, you’ve prompted me to add
    Tennessee to our ‘travel wish list’ for when the ‘all clear’ post-virus announcement comes.

    Stay well, friend Susan !

    The lovely print scarf would work well with my solid blue and navy basics… prints on my
    5’2″ body, thanks to your advice!

  49. Hi Susan and Mr. Mickey!
    I always love to see the photos of your adventures! You encourages my husband and me to take a few similar trips here in southern Indiana. At our age, it’s a blessing to find new places to visit or to see old places with new eyes! EnJoy!
    Becky King

  50. I have always loved blue and love your blog, I always check in on Tuesday and Thursday. I wish you health and happiness will follow.

  51. The mountains of Tennessee are truly beautiful. I’ve been following your blog for a while. I enjoy seeing our Tennessee landmarks as well as your stylish looks.

  52. You live in a beautiful area of our dear country. I enjoy your scenic pictures of your day trips. As usual, you and Mr. Mickey are always well dressed and are great ambassadors for your area. Love your styles!

  53. I look forward to reading your blog every time you post one. It’s fun to follow each adventure that you and Mr. Mickey have, and I really enjoy finding out more about the sights and locations near your home. Of course, I also “tune in” to discover what you wear on your outings. Thanks for posting your photos and tips over the years.

    I would love to win the scarf. Thanks!

  54. Both you and Mr. Mickey always nail the style no matter if it’s for a casual outing or a more formal event! Just love reading about your adventures.

  55. Beautiful scarf and pictures! We travel through your area every year on our way south. (Sadly not this year) I am going to make a point of stopping for a few days next year and exploring some of the beautiful towns, national parks and the mountain drives that you share with us. Love your blog!

  56. I look forward to reading each of your blog entries. Although I have long passed 60, I learn something from each of them’
    Thank you for your effort in keeping us ‘oldsters’ up to date.

  57. I’m thankful for your gracious sharing of your fashion advice and the adventures with Mr. Mickey.
    I’m more confident in my style choices because of your inspiration and the tales of the outings with your man just warm my heart…
    I know that I can look put together anytime by following the tips from you.

  58. Hi Susan, glad to see you looking so healthy and vibrant. I would love to visit your part of the country, it looks breathtaking! Happy December. Love the shoes…Angela

  59. I really really need that beautiful scarf. It would look gorgeous, honey, with my sparkling blue eyes! And to make matters even more wonderful I also have a handsome white haired Mr Mickey except he’s Mr Richie!
    Thank you & Merry Christmas!

  60. The scarf is beautiful and I would love to wear it as you have shown so many times.
    You are indeed lucky to live where you do. Thank you for sharing & taking us along on your adventures.
    I’m so happy to see you and Mr. Mickey out and about again.

  61. Love enjoying your adventures virtually with you, and hope one day to be able to see some of these myself. I have visited TN a few times in the past, and loved going to Cades Cove and driving on some of the back roads.!

    Looking forward to your and Mr. Mickeys next adventure

  62. Susan, I so enjoy the the lovely scenery around your home. You and Mr Mickey look sharp in your casual clothes. I was thinking about Mr Mickey’s role as Santa and wondered if that will not happen this year because of the pandemic. I would proudly wear that gorgeous scarf!

  63. Lovely post Susan! Both of you look great as usual. Watagua Lake is pristine and the sailboats are beautiful. I would love a chance to win the scarf.

  64. Susan,
    Thank you for sharing your lovely day travel experiences. We are having light snow here in the northeast, though it was warm enough for an early morning walk. That beautiful scarf would be the perfect accessory now and throughout the year.


  65. I enjoy seeing your beautiful outfits and how you put your ensembles together with that special touch. Today it’s that beautiful scarf in my favorite color blue.

  66. Thanks for sharing your trips with us. I’ve been inspired to dress more put together these days, and jewelry and scarves certainly do that. After ridding my wardrobe of work clothes over the last 6 years, it was hard to figure out my style. Retirement is altogether different and I wanted to look smart, but comfortable. Thank you for your tips on rebuilding a wardrobe and what suits each body type and coloring. No more washed out beige or muted colors for me and more brights and comfortable, but cute shoes are now occupying my closet.

  67. Hi Susan –

    You and Mr. Mickey should be Tennessee Travel Ambassadors. In addition to your wonderful fashion tips, I love seeing all the beautiful sites you discover on your day trips. My husband and I have added many to our must visit list and hope we can soon return to travelling.
    Best Regards,
    Janet Regan

  68. It is always a treat to see your beautiful ensembles with your perfect added touch. Today it is the lovely blue scarf in my favorite color.

  69. What a beautiful site! Lakes are so majestic no matter where they are. Hoping that you had a wonderful time. Stay safe. Susan

  70. Beautiful area! Lakes are always a wonderful place to visit no matter where they are. The scarf reminds me of water whether is is a pond, lake, or the ocean. Thank you for sharing with us. Stay safe.

  71. What a beautiful lake! Another reason to visit East Tennesssee. The colors of the scarf remind me of the water in the lake.

  72. That scarf is BEAUTIFUL! That’s a generous giveaway and I’d certainly enjoy receiving it to style with my outfits. I appreciate accessories that add a dash of spice to my neutral color main pieces that I can mix-and-match

  73. I hope you and Mr. Mickey had a splendid visit to Watauga Lake. The color of the water is stunning! As many times as I have traveled through that area, I have never heard of it, though I had heard the story of “Old” Butler.
    What a nice giveaway. This gorgeous scarf blends perfectly with the stunning lake water. Some lucky recipient will be very excited to have it.

  74. I love, love, love that scarf. I looked on the website to buy it, but it’s a different color. I’ve been following you for about 6 years and I’ve learned so much from you. And accessories is a big help with my “retirement “ wardrobe. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas.

  75. You live in such a beautiful area of the country and I love seeing all the beautiful scenery. Thank you for posting and for your beautiful give-a-ways.

  76. I so enjoy following your blog. When I purchase an item that you end up displaying, I feel proud of myself. The scarf is stunning and something I would wear often as they are my colors. Recently, I FaceTimed with my 3 year old granddaughter while I was in the hospital for a brief stay. She wondered where my bracelets were because she is so used to seeing me with my jewelry. She was relieved that I had on earrings. I agree with your philosophy to always try to be put together-even in the hospital.

  77. What an adventurous life you and Mr. Mickey live! You provide inspiration for all of your readers! I would love to own the beautiful scarf and would be reminded of the two of you and your charming, fun filled life every time I wore it. Thanking you in advance!

  78. What a beautiful lake, and what a beautiful scarf! Thank you for sharing the gorgeous scenery and for the giveaway opportunity.

  79. Love to read about your adventures. It is inspiring that you have date nights. It is so easy to put other things before spending time with love ones. Thank you for your inspiration.

  80. Susan, As always, thanks for sharing your adventures with us. It’s nice to see others also making the best of our current situation. You and Mr. Mickey look great , but also comfortable for your ride. We, too, are ordering takeout in an attempt to support our local restaurants.

  81. Oh I am such a scarf girl and have learned so much from you. Love how scarves lend themselves to a timeless classic style that I so enjoy. Your adventures with Mr. Mickey are delightful. Thank you.

  82. Thank you for sharing all the lovely and scenic spots in Tennessee and North Carolina! Makes me want to visit!!

  83. Thank you for sharing your amazing photos of Watauga Lake. Your scarf give-away coordinates perfectly with the photos.❤️

  84. Oh Susan, I would love to have this beautiful scarf. Perfect for my color scheme. Thank you so much for continuing your blog. It continues to be an invaluable source to me for classy timeless style.

  85. Susan,

    You know I started following you looking for style inspiration, but just as much, I have appreciated your travels and stories including Mr. Mickey. You all are blessed to live a short drive from so many lovely places.

    The scarf is gorgeous and will be a lovely addition to whomever ends up with it. (Trying to stay classy, but crossing my fingers it’s me. LOL)

    Thank you for your continued work on the blog! Have a lovely holiday season.


  86. What a beautiful lake. Looks like it was a gorgeous day. You look lovely and Mr. Mickey looks dapper as always. So enjoy your posts. Thank you for taking us on your adventures.

  87. Y’all make such an elegant couple always impeccably dressed. Your road trips make me wish we lived closer to the mountains but three hours there and three hours back use up the day. The lovely scarf echos the colors of the lake area.

  88. Love this scarf as the colors are ones I use a lot.
    I think you look lovely when you have colorful scarves with your jean look. The scarves give you a lift and sparkle that sometimes is missing when you are just wearing a plain top and bottom.
    Since I have been following your blog, I have incorporated using scarves, thanks to your advice and love the look very much. Gives the fashion boost that is needed to be set apart from the “regular” styles.
    Mr. Mickey looks “spiffy” in his casual outfit as well. You sure make a grand looking couple, people would take a second glance to see. Probably wondering if you were celebrities they were seeing…… What a difference a fashion statement makes!

    Clara from Iowa

  89. I have been watching you for about two years and I am always amazed at your talent for putting together your special look each week. I have been adding scarves to my wardrobe for that change of look as well as adding color. My hair is now white and scarves add color to my face. I continue to incorporate your advise in my selections of clothing and color. I have received many compliments by following your advise. Which makes me feel good about my self. After all isn’t that what it is about.

  90. Lovely pictures! Lovely scarf too
    I enjoy your posts and hope you keep them up for MANY YEARS. YOU ARE A DELIGHT in our crazy world

  91. Thank you, Susan, for offering such a desirable scarf as a prize. Must admit that it ticks all the boxes for me.
    What gorgeous photos of your neck of the woods. It’s amazing to see sail boats still out because where we sail, Lake Huron in Canada, gale force winds and blowing snow are the order of the day right now!
    Enjoy your adventures with Mr Mickey and I look forward to travelling virtually with your lovely blog.

  92. Beautiful scarf – It would work beautifully with my colors
    Love your outings – thank you for showing us the wonders of your state

  93. What a beautiful scarf! I always look forward to reading about your latest adventures! Thank you for sharing!
    Veronique Blanchard

  94. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area – and have such good weather, even at this time of the year! Here in the UK it has been cold and misty for the last few days ….
    Thank you for sharing.

  95. This is a stunning scarf! Thank you for sharing your outdoor adventures with Mr. Mickey. It’s uplifting to see people like the two of you enjoying life in the midst of a pandemic. You are teaching by example and your positivity is infectious.

  96. Watauga Lake is gorgeous! thank you for sharing pictures of your visit. And thanks also for the chance to win the lovely scarf.

  97. Adding a colorful scarf to my solid color tops have always brightened my face. I have purchased several from your collection.

  98. Love your blog. You have truly helped me simplify and improve my wardrobe. Thank you
    Janet Whitworth
    Asheville NC

  99. I love to see pictures of your adventures in Tennessee. You and Mr. Mickey are an inspiration – positive attitudes, beautifully dressed, and so caring.

  100. You are both so beautiful and true soul mates.
    May you enjoy every moment in life together.
    I so enjoy reading your blog! Stay safe

  101. The scarf is beautiful all the colors are what I wear daily, thank you again for sharing all your adventures on your blog.

  102. This lake looks beautiful. I’m drawn to water, as it provides me with a sense of peace and tranquility. Spending time in nature allows me to appreciate all the beauty the world has to offer.

  103. Lovely pictures. I always enjoy your posts. I love the scarf. Shades of blue are my favorite combination.
    Hello to Mr. Mickey. I always enjoy you sharing your adventures.
    mary wyatt

  104. I always look forward to reading about your adventures with Mr. Mickey. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos of Watauga Lake!

  105. You are so blessed to live near so many beautiful spots! Appalachia is one of our favorite places to visit. I enjoy all your road trip adventures and your traveling companion is a dapper dresser for sure. Hope you have a happy & healthy holiday season!

  106. You and Mr. Mickey are an inspiration to my husband and me in so many ways — from the sartorial to the ways you live your lives. Always curious and engaged. Thanks for always having something to say and share with us.

  107. I’m always so envious of your beautiful drives. There seem to be many charming towns and lovely parks with lakes in your area.

  108. I love following along on your jaunts with Mr. Mickey. I’m a history buff so I particularly like when you visit historic areas. We are the same age and you have helped me be comfortable with that and guided me to a style that is suitable for a woman of our age. I don’t want to look frumpy and I certainly don’t want to look like a 20 yr old either. I like looking classic with simple colors and pieces. This lovely scarf is just the right addition to so many looks and color combinations. I’d love to win.

  109. I am a scarf person. I love the cream and navy in this one and would be thrilled to add it to my collection of accessories. Thank you for the opportunity!

  110. Love all the blue designs in this one and the touch of tan would be a great help in bridging the gap between the blue side of my closet and the beige/khaki/tan side!

  111. Beautiful lake photo!! what a great day get away!!! I enjoy your day trips with Mr. Mickey!!! Love the scarf!!

  112. I must say that Mr Mickey is looking particularly dapper. It really is so generous of you to take us on your journeys. Stay well and have a safe ,happy and pleasant festive season

  113. Dear Susan, I love the way you and Mr. Mikey are enjoying life in these complicated times.. I enjoy seeing all the lovely fashionable pictures of you and the beautiful surroundings. With love from the Netherlands, Harriët

  114. Although I have followed you for many years I am a quiet follower for the most part. As a Michigander who graduated many years ago from Appalachian State University (whose name is also Susan and who turned 64 in September) I love that I can return to the area and experience all of these beautiful places once again, yet vicariously, through you. Thank you for your expertise, enthusiasm and generosity.

  115. Love the scarf and love to see your travels! I am from East Tennessee and always enjoy your day trips. It makes me quite nostalgic!

  116. Thanks Susan for your lovely blog. I feel as though I have visited these beautiful locations with you. Your great advice stays in my mind as I shop, now I go for quality instead of quantity and I question how the item fits in with what I have already. I would love to win the scarf as blue is my favourite colour. Be well and stay safe. Hi to Mr. Micky

  117. Like Mr. Mickey, I fell two years ago Thanksgiving and ended up in the ER with a broken femur. But mine has not been a good recovery as I’ve had four operations two were revisions. I still have severe pain and still cannot walk. ALWAYS get a second opinion for anything. But to the blog. Your adventures are my adventures right now so I look at your photos many times. I’m going to walk again. And when I go back to church the first time, I’ll wear this lovely scarf and think of you two! (Hint,hint)

    1. Mr. Mickey has limited use of his knees and legs from playing tennis so much when he was younger. He has such happy memories from those days, so we try to make the most of the situation. I hope you have a full recovery from your fall, Myra.

  118. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and fun drives to different areas near you. It looks like you are a bit warmer where you are than we are (Michigan). Love your sense of style and Mr. Mickey’s style also! Enjoy your time outside, we try to walk as much as possible and take short drives ourselves as much as possible! Stay safe and warm!

  119. Dear Susan,

    Thank you so much for your blog. I read it almost as soon as it hits my in-box! Up until COVID I worked part-time as a receptionist in a beauty salon (perfect position for a 72 year old). I really miss the stylists and clients! I would get compliments daily on my “new look”. I was putting together outfits inspired by your blog and getting lots of compliments! Thank you again for your informative information!



  120. When you write about Mr. Mickey it always makes me smile. My grandson loves Mickey Mouse and calls himself Mr. Mickey, so I think of my grandson.

  121. Thank you for the pictures of the lake! Our lakes in Ontario Canada now are white with blowing snow… I miss the summer already.. love to see pictures of your adventures!

  122. Thank you for taking us on your adventures!! Blue & tan are great neutrals to combine and dress up or down. I am always inspired by your creativity. Many thanks for another lovely post!
    Merry Christmas to you and Mr. (Santa) Mickey!
    ~Katrina in California

  123. Hi Susan! Lovely photos of the lake although it looks chilly. As always you and Mr. Mickey look sophisticated yet appropriate for your day’s adventure. Looking forward to Wednesday’s post. Stay well!

  124. What a beautiful day you had, and what a beautiful scarf you have ! I’ve been following you for a few years but I think this is the first time I’ve ever left a comment 🙂 x

  125. The scarf is gorgeous & looks lovely on you, especially with your eyes. Stunning. Thanks always to you & Mr. Mickey for taking us along on your adventures. I have subscribed to several blogs through the years but yours is the one with which I have remained. Excellent content, helpful information, beautiful photographs. Thank you, Susan.

  126. Oh my gosh that scarf is amazingly beautiful. I love the colors! Wishing you and Mr. Mickey continued good health and safety. As always thank you for sharing all that you do.

  127. I would love to win this and gift it to my daughter-in-law to be who has beautiful blue eyes. It would look lovely on our sweet Constance.

  128. How delightful to be able to see Mr. Mickey modeling his outfit. You two are quite the pair, always dressed so stylishly, yet comfortably.
    Susan, this scarf is absolutely gorgeous.

  129. Would love to win this scarf. I’m leaning toward wearing more blue as I get older. Loved reading the book with Mr. Mickey in it. I had my mom living with me when she suffered from dementia and could relate to what they went thru. Stay well and safe. Love the blog.

  130. Hi, Susan – I guess it is about time I left a comment for you. I have followed your blog since 2016 when I retired and finally had time to figure how to be not frumpy. Still working on it! But I do love scarves and this one is gorgeous. Thanks to you and Mr. Mickey for providing a fun place to stop by virtually. I wish you both continued good health and many more adventures.

  131. Beautiful scarf that made the outfit perfect. I will use it to dress up my navy casual. Love your adventures.

  132. You two! Always the natty dressers! We can always rely on Susan and Mr. Mickey to show us how to elevate our look. No sweats, holey jeans or leggings to be found! I love it!

  133. That scarf is gorgeous! Thank you for all of your posts, all of us followers appreciate you – and Mr. Mickey!

  134. You both look amazing….Mr. Mickey always looks so Posh…..I love when we cruise my husband does too❤️.

    Very lovely photos.

    Blessings and Happy December 1 ( tomorrow, December 2 is my Birthday, 61 yrs. young )

  135. Beautiful scarf! The colors match the beautiful colors of nature shown in your pictures – the amazing depths of the blues in the water and the tan of the shoreline. And the design is lovely! Almost like a compass! Beautiful! (BTW – the shoes are adorable!)

  136. Love the versatility of scarves and thanks to you I am wearing them again. Love your tutorials on how to tie scarves also.

  137. LOVE the scarf so HOPE I win it! FYI ALWAYS copy yr travel info & in July this came in handy when we traveled to Abingdon, VA!!!

  138. These are MY colors & I don’t have a scarf this size or nearly this nice. Love following your adventures with Mr. Mickey!

  139. Always a classy but such a normal lady.
    Lives life the best way she and Mr Mickey can.
    So different yet so similar to the way I lead my life here in the UK.
    Love reading your blogs, keep them coming.

  140. I love your photos, it looks like you had a glorious day! Thank you so much for sharing your fashion style! I’ve bought a few new items from your suggestions and I feel quite stylish now!

  141. I very much enjoy your posts. Informative and stylish. You are a beautiful model. Thank you for your “tips”! Merry Christmas!

  142. Hi Susan – that beautiful scarf has my favorite shades of blue that will complement 90% of the clothes I wear regularly – I would absolutely love it and treat it with care – almost as much as you have given it! Thanks for another wonderful blog and I always look forward to getting your emails!

  143. You two are such a romantic couple and an example for us younger couples! Always look forward to reading your blog.

  144. How amazing that your beautiful scarf mirrors the colors in your pictures ! Not only accessorizing your outfit but Mother’s Nature’s as well: blue for the sky and lake, and tans for the tree barks all around. Your pictures remind all of us that there is beauty in our own backyards, if we will only look………
    Connie Briggs

  145. As always, you go above and beyond. For example, others may find it easy to “see” whether a colour is warm or cool. I can’t. But you, ever helpful, tell us that this lovely scarf is “warm”. Thank you. Could you also advise how you tied your scarf so that it stayed as it should in that wind! All my best.

    1. Thank you, Gayle. I folded the 35″ scarf on the bias, tied the ends, and then twisted it into a figure 8 and looped it over my head twice to create the look of an infinity scarf. Here is a video I did to show how to do the tie.

  146. What a beautiful scarf. It looks like the beautiful lake you visited. It also reminds me of the embroidery work I do called Blackwork where all the lines are stitch with rows of embroidery floss.

  147. The blue scarf is lovely! I’ve become a scarf wearer since following your blog. Thank you for all the great ideas!

  148. The scarf is a perfect match to your photos of Watauga Lake, even the rocks alongside! Both lake and photograph are beautiful.
    Thank you for this opportunity, and for your interesting blog entries.

    Ann Lee S

  149. Oh, those beautiful blues in the scarf remind me of the waters of my nearby
    Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, and now your Lake Watauga. Blue and crisp blue
    and white together have always been my favorites. Joy to you fellow travelers
    and revelers in life this holiday season. Susan Lusk in South Carolina

  150. This scarf is beautiful, Susan. I think you become more beautiful as you age
    I will be retiring in a couple of years, and look forward to burning my scrubs (I’m a nurse), and dressing as stylishly as you do. Hope Mr. Mickey is enjoying his well deserved retirement!

  151. What a lovely scarf. These colors are near and dear to my mothers heart, so I thought I’d try. If I win, I’m sure she will adore it! Thank you for showing it, and for helping us to dress elegantly and simply.

  152. The scarf is just spectacular! I’m surprised you’re giving it away as it’s such a beautiful color for you! In fact it’s the same shade of blue as the lake in your pictures! I think it’s special that you and Mr. Mickey have such enjoyable times exploring the countryside together and many evenings of fine dining! Have an safe and festive December!

  153. Your travels are my travels. A West Texan with dreams of your neck of the woods and loving a road trip, I believe I will make it happen. Until then, cheers to you and Mr. Mickey. Carry on!

  154. The scarf is so beautiful. The colors remind me of the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. It would truly be a treasure.

  155. Hi Susan, I have been a frequent visitor/reader of your blogs and love all of your advice. Thanks for all the great ideas; I’ve learned so much from you.
    By the way, my eyes happen to be the exact blue of that scarf; what a coincidence! Just sayin’ LOL.
    Thanks Susan!
    Best, Angela

  156. Hi Susan, I always enjoy reading your helpful and entertaining blogs. The scarf is beautiful, thsnk you for the opportunity. Best Wishes, Always! Linda

  157. I always enjoy your adventures in your beautiful part of the world. It certainly has encouraged me to take another look at places to see around my home.
    The scarf is certainly beautiful. Anyone would love to wear it if they win. A perfect color too!

  158. Love reading about your excursions with Mr. Mickey, and look forward to more culinary adventures in the future! The scarf is beautiful!

  159. A while ago, you detailed a basket you keep in your closet to maintain your shoes, purses, and sweaters. I wonder if you could link to that post in reply, please. I’m curious about how to clean your purses and de-pill sweaters. Thanks! I’m continuing to enjoy your site very much, even though I’m probably ten years older than you.

  160. This is one of my favorite posts and outfits from you, Susan. The black jacket is so chic.

    As soon as I saw the scarf, I realized how beautifully it reflects the colors of the lakeside. The soft blues and stones are so harmonious and calming together.

    Mr. Mickey looks so serene surrounded and enveloped in the natural beauty. Thank you for sharing your picture perfect day.

  161. Glad you guys get out and about. My husband and I need to continue exploring our state – Texas. We have stayed home because of Covid since March. Just going to get in car and go.

  162. Chris F
    Wow! Beautiful scarf. Love the colors. I always enjoy your blog. You are a special lady with exquisite taste.

  163. I am a scarf girl, and would get good use out of your gift. What’s not to love about a classic piece?!

    Thanks for your practical posts. I agree with all the tips and suggestions, whether it be fashion or travel.

  164. Yay for a giveaway! Love that scarf- just the right mix of blues.
    I hope someday you and Mr Mickey will consider doing a post on finding a partner after 60. It would be so interesting to hear a guy’s perspective- it could be like an interview with Mr Mickey. And I like how you two have maintained your independence while being together. I think that’s key- and can be hard to find people who want to do that!

    1. We met at a neighborhood Christmas party on December 10th, fifteen years ago. Each of us had decided to give up on relationships or ever finding an adventure partner, but three months later, he asked me out to dinner, and the best part of life began.

  165. Dear Susan and Mr. Mickey, I have followed your blog for the last 4 years and have learned so much. My favorite part are the day trips you take. We live near Charlotte and my husband retired last July 31 and 3 days later I had a traumatic fall, so no travel as planned! Then covid and in July he had bypass surgery. What a 18 month challenge!! But we are healthy and fit so I write down every trip you take and plan on following your trips ourselves. Glad you are both well and enjoying your day trips. Really terrific destinations and food recommendations. Thank you for the adventures. Fondly, Betty Rowbotham

  166. Hey Mr. Micky
    You got a cute little chickee
    But I hope you get picky
    cause This is getting real sticky
    I want the scarf <3

  167. You live in such a beautiful area. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I like that you give us a little history with your trips too.

  168. Love your adventures! I am 54 years old and have followed your blog for some time. I find your outfits to be elegant and classic and try to emulate your style. I too found myself dressing frumpy and looked on line for help. That’s when I found you! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas and all your fun adventures!

  169. I enjoy reading your blog – day trips, food, outfit ideas, education, and the list goes on! I recently purchased 3 pairs of sheecsocks per your recommendation. Thanks, they stay put!

  170. Beautiful pictures and place…been there many times.I love to see the paces you and Mr. Mickey visit. You look beautiful, too!
    Happy safe holidays to both of you!

  171. Beautiful scarf- and the one you are wearing is striking next to your beautiful face! Your adventure pics/descriptions are enjoyable to see. I just love local excursions with my guy too, they are the best aren’t they! It’s fun when you share Mr. Mickeys outfits too, you both look so well styled, and he reminds me of Santa!!

  172. Susan,
    I so enjoy your blog on for both the smart fashion expertise and the travel experiences! Thank you for sharing so much with us readers! Your blog is like a sweet treat in my email box! I do love the scarf of blues and tan, my colors!
    I’d wear it well if Mr Mickey were to choose my name. Thank you from NH!

  173. Your blog posts are so enjoyable. I’ve learned so much about our local and regional destinations and activities. We will visit each whenever possible. Your posts are something to look forward to and a guide to shopping for an appropriate retirement and travel wardrobe. Thanks again.

  174. You live in such a beautiful area to have so many wonderful adventures so close to home.
    Keep enjoying!
    Love the scarf.

  175. Thank you again for sharing your outing and giving us a tour around your state. Tennessee is a long way from California but hopefully someday we will be able travel to your part of the country. The scarf is lovely and I have been adding more blue to my wardrobe due to your excellent fashion advise. ❤️

  176. What a lovely scarf!
    I am appreciating your blog even more lately as I am a retired physician who has gone back into the workforce to help in primary care offices during this time of need. Has been awhile since I needed to dress for work so this has been very helpful. Thanks for all you do!

  177. You are so blessed to live in such a beautiful area. All of your photos are breathtaking. Love reading about the adventures of ” Susan and Mr. Mickey”.

  178. Dear Susan,

    I ALWAYS enjoy your blogs! They are the first email I open when I go to my inbox!

    Thanks for sharing your tips and trips … and Mr. Mickey with us!!

    Warmest regards,

  179. What a beautiful scarf. I would love an opportunity to win. Take a trip to Kansa City & view our gorgeous holiday lights on the Plaza. Sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

  180. I enjoyed your lakeside photos – really love learning about the history of your circle of states. I am an active senior who would cherish wearing so elegant a scarf on my jaunts around the peninsula where I live. (celebrated my 91st birthday on Thanksgiving!) Looking forward each day to receiving your blog.

    Mary Jane Fuller

  181. I always love the beautiful places you visit and photograph. Your neck of the woods will be on our travel list once we can do that again. The colors in the scarf are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win. Stay well and thanks for your posts – I really enjoy them.

  182. I love reading about your adventures with Mr Mickey. You are such a classy couple and are always doing something interesting.

  183. The lake is beautiful; I always enjoy seeing the white sails against blue water. My husband and I have a sailboat that has brought us many wonderful memories! The scarf colors are beautiful also and a good compliment to your post by the lake. Thank you for a wonderful blog!!

  184. Beautiful scarf! So many gorgeous shades of blue! I love how you accessorize with your scarves! They make your outfits!

  185. Personally I love that you are now including detailed facts about the outfit items Mr Mickey is wearing!
    Thank you.

  186. I love the different color of blues in this scarf. I have sky blue eyes’ and this scarf will compliment them. I love your blog Susan and seeing Mr. Mickey! The lake is beautiful. You live in a beautiful area of the USA. I would really love this scarf for my birthday which is Dec 17. I will be 65, I received my Medicare card in the mail and thought, wow I don’t feel 65!! Am I really this old LOL.

  187. It’s so fun to follow along on your adventures with Mr Mickey in your beautiful state of Tennessee.
    I’ve learned so much from your fashion advice and would LOVE the beautiful scarf to add to my wardrobe

  188. Once again your casual outfit is comfy and classy! The scarf would be a perfect compliment to my casual closet.

  189. Beautiful! I use these lovely colors in my home decor. There’s something about this color combination that I always find soothing and cozy.

  190. Tennessee is my home state, although I now live in Michigan, within walking distance to Lake Michigan. Y’all should visit — in summer or fall — vistas of Lake Michigan are stunning! I’d love to be y’all’s tour guide. I’m from Memphis — would love to drive horizontally across the State of Tennessee and check out Johnson City and Lake Watauga!

  191. What a beautiful lake. Hello to you and Mr. Mickey. Yes please enter my name for a chance to win the scarf.
    Thank you.

  192. Oh Susan and Mr. Mickey, I love the colors of this scarf. In fact, I might be wrong, but it seems like you had a similar scarf for sale when you were selling scarves. I know I kept looking at a scarf many times but never sis buy it. These are colors I wear most of the time. I so enjoy ” going along” with the 2 of you on your drives. I’ve never been to Tennessee so this gives me the opportunity to see your beautiful state. Thanks for all the work you do to keep your blog going.

  193. How fortunate you are to have such a handsome travel companion! Did you notice that your scarf has the same beautiful blues as the gorgeous lake! Hope you both have a wonderful Christmas season, celebrate the season.

  194. Today I wore very similar items to the clothing you had on in this post minus the scarf.I have been searching for one with those colors in it. If I don’t win the scarf, do you have information on ordering it? It’s beautiful. Blue is my best color for my skin tone and hair color ( gray with dark brown).

  195. What a beautiful day for a drive! You and Mr. Mickey are an inspiration on how to have fun in our socially distanced world! I love the scarf.

  196. I love the scarf! I own it! If I were to be the recipient of the giveaway I would gift my best friend, soul sister!

  197. I wore a scarf tucked inside my sweater jacket when I went for my monthly massage today. Of course, the therapist commented how lovely I looked! The scarf gets all of the credit!

  198. That scarf is absolutely beautiful! I have been trying to build up my scarf wardrobe during Covid lockdown and have found it difficult to find this large size. I have learned so much from your blog and have been investing in similar, high quality items. Thank you for continuing with your advice!

  199. Beautiful area to explore and experience nature. Lovely scarf. You and Mr. Mickey are always dressed well.
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

  200. What a beautiful area you live in! I would love to put my kayak in that lake. Alas, we are in the depth of winter here in Canada, so the kayak is hanging in the garage waiting for better days!

  201. Love your posts. The one showing your home is especially good the way you have combined family pieces with new & old finds gives your home that collected over time look that I love!

  202. Love blues, my favorite color. Enjoy reading about your adventures. Live life to the fullest.

  203. Thank you, Susan, for the beautiful scenery. You have helped me look at my wardrobe differently. Thanks, also, for the beauty tips.

  204. Beautiful pictures! You and Mr. Mickey always look so classy! I have copied many of your looks and have given up much of my compulsive buying. Thank you for bringing style to the forefront again.

  205. I love the look of the scarf – just my colors. Thanks for all your advice. It has changed how I dress!

  206. Enjoy the blog today in your beautiful outfit. Love the scarf also and sure hope he randomly draws mine!

  207. Susan, you have such beautiful scenery in your area. I know you and Mr. Mickey enjoy all those outings. I love the scarf also.


  208. Beautiful lake! The clothing is perfect but the scarf is superb! Would be lovely to win it. Have a fantastic week!

  209. What a gorgeous day you and Mr. Mickey enjoyed on that beautiful lake! You and Mr. Mickey are both classics, and I always love seeing your happy adventures. You have had a profound influence on my wardrobe and clothing style as I enjoy my 60’s. Thank you and Mr. Mickey both!

  210. What a lovely scenic place for an outing!! I love the way you and Mr.Mickey are always so appropriately attired for every occasion!! I hope it was a wonderful day from start to finish! By the way, the scarf is beautiful!

  211. What a beautiful country we live in! I never tire of exploring and enjoying nature and our natural resources. As always, you look perfect and very classy for the day! I enjoy your day trips!

  212. I have purchased a few of your scarves and enjoy them very much. I’ve also received a few compliments on the them as well.

    We live near you and would like to visit the lake as well.

    Enjoy your outings.

  213. You and Mr. Mickey always have the best adventures ! The scarf is so beautiful – the colors are the same as in the photographs of the lake !

  214. Thankyou for the beautiful scenic pictures at this time of year. I love the scarf you are wearing in the pictures!

  215. Woo hoo! Navy blue! Goes with 90% of the clothes in my closet! These lake pictures are beautiful! What a great way to get out a little and still stay safe.

  216. Beautiful scarf! Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. You two should come visit the beautiful Oregon coast when things open up and you are looking for another adventure.

  217. Dear Susan, your scarf reflects the colours of the beautiful photos you have shared from your lovely day out exploring a lake I never knew about! Thank you for sharing a window into your world! Stay safe.
    best regards,
    Peggy Ann

  218. Hello Susan
    Thank you for showing pictures of your travels with Mr. Mickey. My husband retires in June of 2021 and we are planning a trip to Tennessee. I can hardly wait after seeing all the pics of your beautiful state.
    Happy Holidays

  219. That is an absolutely beautiful scarf and I love wearing blue. I hope to be chosen to win this scarf. Thank you

  220. Lovely pix. so nice of both of you.
    I wish your friends and there clothing business would decide to sell on Amazon.
    That would make everyone pleased for a very long time.
    Being on SS I can’t always shop when there is a big sale and have to wait.
    Please pass this along to them, they can stay in business online.

  221. I love seeing pictures of your travels. I used to live near Blacksburg Va and this reminds me of that beautiful area. Its so nice you have your travel partner to share the moments. Cheers.

  222. Beautiful scarf. I’ve learned so much from your blog. I’m 60 and still working as an executive. Wish i woukd have read it years ago. I could have saved a lot on misfires in my wardrobe. Thank you

  223. I love Watauga Lake. I was there about 15 months ago. You live in a beautiful part of our state! We have been in the Smokies the past few days and enjoyed the snow and Christmas lights in Gatlinburg last night. The colors in this scarf are beautiful and remind me of the Smoky Mountains!

  224. Does Mr. Mickey have a brother who is single? If so tell him to come to see me here in Missouri. You both are fortunate to have each other to have someone to take these wonderful trips with each weekend. I very much enjoy everything that you post. Thanks for all of the fantastic styling tips also!

  225. I really enjoy your website. Your fashion tips have helped me to make better wardrobe choices. I had a closet full of clothes with “with nothing to wear!” Thank you for helping!!

  226. I really enjoy your website. You’ve helped me make better fashion choices. I had a closet full of clothes and “nothing to wear!” Your fashion choices have really made a difference. It is difficult for me to find clothing that is age-appropriate. Thank you!!

  227. Cool refreshing breezes surround you both in your photos. How perfect to nuzzle up with a beautifully detailed scarf on such a day! I love your choice of this featured scarf as paisley patterns are one of my favorites. I even have silver dining & serving pieces with the pattern called ‘White Paisley’ !!

  228. I love your adventure’s! My husband & I recently had our pictures taken with our 4 granddaughter’s & I had one of your scarves, on!!

  229. How refreshing to see your outdoor adventures at a time when we are all too much indoors! The blues of the lovely scarf reflect the sky and the lake, and lift the spirits!
    Best always,

  230. Love your blog! It brightens my day to read about your and Mr Mickey’s adventures. This scarf is beautiful, i am working toward organizing my clothes and closet like yours. This would be a great addition.

  231. The scarf is beautiful. Have you ever thought of doing individual consultations? An individual could share information about their body and lifestyle and you could recommend appropriate styles. You have so much knowledge about how to dress in order to flatter body types. Of course, we would pay for your advice.

  232. Hi Susan.

    The lake looks beautiful. I always enjoy seeing your photos of the beautiful scenery . Thanks for posting photos of yourself and Mr. Mickey. You both look great.


  233. The scarf is sooo gorgeous, I hit the link to a similar scarf you wore to Watauga Lake and it’s sold out. So sad. I had the pleasure of purchasing a scarf from you and just adore it. I get so many compliments when I wear it and I always feel “dressed up” when I am wearing it. The scarf provided for the giveaway is gorgeous and sure to lift a persons spirits with all the COVID precautions we are currently having to face. Needless to say, I would be so tickled if I was the chosen recipient of this beautiful scarf. Thank you.

  234. Dear Susan, you and Mr. Mickey make such a handsome couple. It’s so nice to see you both together and happy and healthy.


  235. This is such a beautiful scarf. I would love to own it.

    We have been to Cherokee and to the Unto These Hills production. Love the entire Appalachian Mountain area. At one time we owned acreage on a mountain south of Black Mountain, North Carolina.

  236. The scarf reminds me so much of the tiles and mosaics of Morocco. I was so lucky to have visited there in 2019. The colors in the light there just glow.Blue is a favorite color.

  237. Such beautiful pictures! You both look fantastic and classy; as always.
    Thank you for showing various ways to wear an outfit.
    I do, so appreciate it.

  238. Dear Susan,
    Always a pleasure to find a message from you in my inbox. I’m living vicariously enjoying your adventures with Mr Mickey. Best holiday wishes to you both!
    Thanks for your generosity in doing a giveaway of that lovely blue scarf! Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Best regards from New Hampshire,

    Annette Jacques

  239. It’s been like Christmas all year long with you’re wonderful giveaways!,
    Best of all it’s been fun going with you on you’re drive trips.
    Thanks so much.

  240. Your blog has been such an inspiration to me, and I enjoy seeing all the great destinations for your outings!

  241. Love this blog,as always! What beautiful scenery for you,and Mr Micky to enjoy, and share with us! Beautiful scarf as well! I would love to win!

  242. I want to thank you for all the information you have on your blog. I found it earlier this year and I have been very grateful. I now am buying clothes that are basic and classic and with much better quality. I have way too many clothes that I thought were cute and inexpensive, but when I brought them home I may have worn it once and never again. I have been an impulsive shopper. Thanks to you I have changed my buying habit. Thanks for sharing your outings, there are so many beautiful and interesting location and your lunches and dinners look wonderful. With God’s help I can’t wait for this pandemic to pass and I can once again enjoy going to lunch, visiting with family and friends.

    Thank you, and may you and Mr. Mickey stay safe.

  243. Hello Susan,

    Beautiful pictures. I just love receiving your emails for all of your traveling, fashion, etc. I love scarfs. Have a blessed day to you and Mickey.

  244. Lovely blog Susan, what a beautiful area you live in. Your outfit is perfect and finished with the wonderful scarf. I love to wear a scarf as I think it can lift an outfit and make an ordinary outfit buzz. So generous with your giveaways, thanks you. X

  245. love your style and mr mickeys. you always find interesting places to visit and post. thanks for all you do.

  246. You and Mr.Mickey always look the handsome couple.
    The lake is beautiful and it looks like a fun outing.

  247. Hello,
    What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing your photos.
    What a beautiful scarf, and in my colors! I’d love to have it! Thanks for your consideration.
    Gina Goodman

  248. Susan,
    Such beautiful pictures. Makes me feel peaceful. I always enjoy seeing the pictures of your adventures.

    Also, I am ordering the sweater in gray. It is a great alternative to heavier sweaters and tunic tops.

    And I love the scarf!

    Stay well.

  249. Your posts are always beautiful, informative, inspiring, and balanced. Thank you for sharing your strength and vulnerabilities with us all.

  250. This scarf is classically elegant with beautiful colors. I appreciate your simple, always appropriate, comfortable style; you teach me how to wear my clothes better!

  251. I am a quilter, and this beautiful scarf reminds me of a medallion quilt with a center block surrounded by borders. I can imagine wearing this to my guild meeting in the Spring.

  252. I’d like to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt thank you to you (and Mr Micky) for your wonderful, wonderful blog, especially this year when we are living in such difficult circumstances. I live in England and due to health conditions have been isolating for 39 weeks so far. I have lived my life vicariously this year and have enjoyed your wardrobe and trips out with the greatest of pleasure. Thank you both.

  253. Blessings! Enjoying your travels and style tips! I think that beautiful scarf would look great on me here in the Hill Country in south central Texas!

  254. Susan,
    As always I love your style (and Mr Mickeys!) and your blog.
    During this time of Covid I love reading about your adventures and I live vicariously through the pictures you share.
    Thanks for making my days at home more enjoyable!
    May both of you have a wonderful holiday season.

  255. When I was a little girl I loved the blue corn flowers growing near our home. To this day I smile when I see that color.
    One of my all time favorite colors is navy. When you put the two together I’m one happy camper. To see the beauty in nature and surround ourselves with it is one of life’s simple pleasures. I’d love to win this scarf because it is something happy in these somewhat bleak days. So let’s ALL wrap ourselves in a little happiness!

  256. You live in a beautiful part of the country. Thank you so much for sharing. May you and Mickey have many years of adventures.

  257. That is a beautiful scarf. Your pictures make me want to make a trip to Tennessee. It has been years since we were there and I missed so many pretty sites. Covid has made us be outside much more and appreciate God’s creations. Enjoy nature.

  258. The scarf is beautiful and would go with several pieces in my closet. In fact I have been shopping for a scarf in those colors.

    Thank you for this giveaway.

    The lake and surrounding mountains are lovely..

  259. I am a blue lover. This scarf is beautiful! Sure hope I win this. It will go with a lot of different outfits.

  260. Susan, you helped me change my shopping mistakes! I basically threw things out as I replaced with better basics. What a lifesaver this has been to go to my closet and not just stand there! Love your blog and all the ideas! Many thanks to you ,

  261. What a beautiful scarf. The colors are rich. I have the perfect outfit to wear the scarf with. As always I love reading your blog. Thank you.

  262. Susan — I appreciate seeing the natural beauty of TN and getting new ideas for my own wardrobe. I like the casual look. Mr Mickey looks quite dapper.

  263. Thank you fir sharing the natural beauty of TN with us!!! You both look great in the pictures. Love the casual look!

  264. Thanks for taking us along on your drive! Surrounded by the same 4 walls day in, day out, i could almost feel the nip in the breeze along the lake. I always learn from your thoughtful clothing choices – thank you! And it was great to see Mr M posing for the camera. Hope to see more of him for ideas for my husband’s wardrobe.

  265. What a treasure of a scarf~a classic, indeed! I would love wearing and caring fir this beauty! Thank you for sharing, Susan!!

  266. I greatly miss all of the beautiful scarves that you used to sell in your store. I received many of them, fortunately. This would be beautiful to add to my collection.

  267. Susan, your scarves are gorgeous and you always look stunning wearing them. Not sure I would do it the same justice but I’d love to try!

  268. BIRTHDAY Beautiful! The scarf is my color and Christmas day,my birthday, 69th!
    Seriously thank you for the picture-trips you take us on and all the wonderful things. I’ve bought several things you’ve shown on your site. Love them! I love that you include Me Mickey’s attire as well. Dapper!!!
    Smiles, Molly B

  269. Wow! What a beautiful lake! I have put Tennessee at the top of my travel bucket list. It is a state that I have only briefly passed through but it obviously has much to offer as a destination. Thank you for highlighting the historical places, small towns and natural beauty to be found in your home state.

  270. I’m enjoying reading about all your wonderful day trips. We’ve been to Tennessee many times since we have family there, but you’re helping us discover new areas to explore when we can travel again. I love all shades of blue, so I would love to win the scarf.

  271. What a joy it’s been to visit all these places along with you and Mr Mickey, it’s inspired us to just get dressed smartly and take a drive and picnic, while trying to stay within all the COVID protocols . Thank you both so much, the scarf is beautiful, by the way.

  272. I love all of the pictures you have shared of your various road trips. Once we can travel again, I think my husband and I need to explore the areas you have highlighted. Today’s pictures of the lake are gorgeous.

  273. Love the photos of your road trips – I am living vicariously as nothing equivalent in Houston. Plus can’t get my husband to budge!

  274. Thanks for all your great advise and your beautiful pictures. We just retired this year and cannot travel as we had hoped so I enjoy seeing pictures of your adventures. Thanks to Mr. Mickey too for sharing his fashion with us.

  275. Such a beautiful scene with the lake as a backdrop. Susan, you always look so classy and lovely whatever the occasion. Oh, and Mr. Mickey looks handsome, as always too!

  276. A very handsome couple indeed, in a gorgeous location! I look forward to reading your blog because of all your adventures! We are under Covid lockdown & I so miss travelling! Instead I travel with you!

  277. Hey Susan, it’s Anna again. As always, I love yours and Mr Mickeys attire for your day at the lake. I love the pictures you post during your adventures together. You are so fortunate to have someone who likes to take you on adventures though simple sometimes but meaningful ones.

    I would love to have one if your beautiful scarves. I love seeing how you style them each time you wear one. Please choose me Mr. Mickey.

  278. Beautiful blue lake, beautiful blue scarf! I can’t begin to tell you Susan, and Mr. Mickey, how much I look forward to your get away posts! The days of Covid are long, and your blogs are an adventure for me! Stay safe, and God bless! Kathleen Gibboni

  279. It always cheers me to see a post from you in my mail and I love that you include history and beautiful pictures
    and so nice to see. Mr Mickey!

  280. What is your favorite pair of earrings? Or the ones you wear with the necklace you gave away last week?
    Love all your advice and adventures…

  281. I bought this scarf and I LOVE it! The winner will be very happy with it. Beautiful quality, great colors, and a good size to use in various ways!!

  282. Hi Susan! The blues in this beautiful scarf will no doubt brighten my quarantine blues!
    Mr. Mickey, I’d love to win the scarf!

  283. Hi Susan! Thank you for posting pictures of your outdoor travels and adventures for the rest of us, who are stuck close to home, to enjoy vicariously! I wish “my Mr. Mickey” would enjoy getting out and seeing the sites as Mr. Mickey does. You are fortunate to have so many lovely day-trip destinations where you live, and we are fortunate that you so generously share your photos. 😀

  284. Susan, how nice you and Mr. Mickey share life’s adventures! My husband and I enjoy our adventures, too!
    Beautiful scarf!

  285. One could never have “the blues” wearing this gorgeous scarf! I have lived in southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina for forty years now, and I always enjoy reading about your excursions into our region. Some areas are more familiar than others, but you always present the best of our region, and make me want to explore more. Thank you, Susan!

  286. Your fashion ideas and comments are so inspiring. I also enjoy vicariously sharing all your excursions!!!

  287. Susan, would love to be picked to win this beautiful scarf. Have purchased several of your scarves in the past. Enjoy your blog every day. Stay safe…

  288. What a gorgeous scarf!! I love seeing you in royal blue, and I love wearing rich blues. I hope Mr. Mickey picks me

  289. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful areas of Tennessee with us! I will retire from teaching in June and we will be moving from Northern California to Savannah, TN. I can’t wait to explore more of the Volunteer State and Watuga Lake!

  290. Susan, it looks like you had a wonderful day. Yes. Please put me in for the giveaway. The scarf is gorgeous. Thank you, Audrey Kramer

  291. Beautiful scarf. I enjoy seeing the many scarves that you were in your photos. Enjoy the holiday season.

  292. It’s always great to see what new and interesting places you and Mr. Mikey take us, Susan. Makes me want to visit all of them.

  293. It’s always a pleasure to start my day with a smile as I read your blog. Both of you always look sharp and put-together. Love the stories and photos of your adventures. Thanks for the fun and comfort during this chaotic year.

  294. Take several shades of blue, a paisley print, and add some lace effects – how could I go wrong with this scarf!

  295. I so enjoy reading your posts! Even during a pandemic, you show us what style is all about and how to enjoy activities safely! Happy Holidays!

  296. I love your travel photos. We have’t traveled much this year so enjoy a few minutes of your adventures!

  297. Susan,

    Thank you so much for sharing so many beautiful pictures on your drives with Mickey. We live in Florida now but we are from Charlotte, N.C. I miss the changing of the seasons especially the fall colors. I look forward to your blogs and all that I’ve learned. Love, love the scarf, blue is my favorite color. May you and Mickey have a blessed holiday season and continue to stay safe.

  298. Susan- You always share gorgeous photos- this time you’ve surpassed yourself! Post- covid, I’m definitely driving down from Connecticut to see some of the sights and eat at the restaurants you feature.
    One thing about your style that has impressed me and changed the way I want to look- you put together casual outfits that don’t look “put together.” There’s such a refined ease to your outfits. I’ll keep reading, because you always inspire me.

  299. I love your blog. You have given my closet (and me) a new lease on life. Such a simpler yet still stylish way of dressing. And to make it even better I love your adventure pics with Mr Mickey!

  300. What a beautiful part of the world you live in – thank you for sharing.

    The scarf completely reflects the lake colours and surrounding countryside so perfectly

    Stay safe

  301. Love that you share your adventures Susan. And it’s always nice that you tell where you get your clothes.–And Mr. Mickey”s clothes also-so we can dress our hubby just as nicely as him!

  302. I’m so excited to see your pictures of Watauga Lake. I just passed this lake on my Appalachian Trail virtual walk. I enjoyed my hike through Tennessee. Now I can relate to some of the areas you share with us. Thank you so much for the encouragement to look and feel good as we age. Love Pat

  303. I have learned to appreciate the value of a scarf as an accessory, thanks to you Susan! The scarf will
    Make a beautiful addition to anyone’s collection.

  304. You and Mr Mickey make wonderful ambassadors for your state and local areas. I didn’t know there were such interesting and beautiful areas that close to Johnson City. Hoping to get there one day..

  305. Day trips are so revitalizing! Even vicarious ones!
    Thank you ~ I enjoy seeing beautiful Tennessee again.

  306. Mr Mickey’s beard is so short for this time of year. So sad he won’t get to be Santa for the kiddos. I always enjoy seeing this pics. Enjoy the holidays safely.

  307. Glad to see Mr. Mickey out motivating again!! At my age, it takes me twice as long to recuperate from half as much!! LOL Rejoicing with you in your healing!

  308. Susan,
    I look forward to your blog every Tuesday and Thursday as I sip my morning coffee. I feel like my day is brighter and enriched when I read your blog. I had no idea about Watauga Lake in TN. Lovely lake and sailing too! My husband and I are looking for a place to retire and JC seems to meet all the needs especially sailing!
    You always look so confident and chic. I am learning to shop my closet and only buy pieces I know I can wear with multiple items in my closet. I am 5’2″ and petite so large jewelry pieces look out of proportion on me. Scarves are the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I love your tips for dressing for your day when we all are spending more time at home.

  309. Thank you Susan for the Travel log (along with your wardrobe ideas ). I’m not traveling AT ALL so your adventures with Mr Mickey really mean a lot.
    Blessings and Happy Adventuring,
    Ellen Johnson

  310. Hello,

    I would love to be the new owner of this pretty blue and tan paisley scarf.

    The Watauga Lake is beautiful, so nice it’s close to your home.

    Happy Day,
    Katherine in Arizona

  311. Susan and Mr. Mickey – Thank you for allowing us to tag along on your outdoor adventures. These posts are always a bright spot in my day as I now spend most of my days indoors with my 84 year old mom. I just pretend I’m sitting in the back seat of one of your classic cars as you both drive along enjoying the beauty of your area. Just remember to keep the top up or my hair will be a mess!

  312. Such a classy looking couple out road tripping enjoying a beautiful day out together. Thanks you for sharing your style and adventures!

  313. Thank you once again for sharing your style, adventures, and beautiful pictures! Wishing you a lovely Christmas season.

  314. Dear Susan! I love your classic relaxed style. As a retired teacher, I have had many different wardrobes and am now trying to hone a sustainable classic relaxed wardrobe which will take me anywhere. Your habit of dressing for the day regardless of the schedule has really resonated with me. The better I look the better I feel. Comfort and chic casual are doable and accessories help elevate neutral outfits. Thanks for teaching this teacher by example!
    I enjoy repurposing my items to friends and charities. Your giveaways are brilliant! Part of the sustainability attitude. Well done.
    In particular, I love the scarf and appreciate that the warm blue pattern would fit perfectly with my colour palette. I would love to be gifted this scarf! Pick me please!
    Your Canadian follower,

  315. Ah…blue is my favorite color, so many shades and perfect for wearing, decorating and enjoying in nature. Lovely photos!

  316. We live on a small lake, and there is nothing more beautiful than a bright blue sky reflected in the waters! Thanks for helping us ‘visually travel’!

  317. I love how you and Mr. Mickey find a way to get out and enjoy life, during this difficult time. You live in such a beautiful area….great for your explorations!

  318. Greetings from Ontario, Canada. Such a lovely scarf! Enjoy your and Mr,Mickey’s adventures, love the posted pics of your travels.(and also your meals.)
    Love the black ballet flats.

  319. Dear Susan, Your featured scarf is beautiful and I would love to add it to my wardrobe. I wear lots of navy and since I have let my hair go natural this would be striking with my silver hair.
    I envy you having a partner to travel around your area with the pandemic in full swing. I’ve been a widow for over 20 yrs and have become more of a stay at homer! I’m in Los Angeles county California and it’s a long busy drive to get out into the country. My husband and I left northwestern Pennsylvania years ago and I miss the scenic country drives.
    Thanks for your blogs, I enjoy them. Judy Winschel

  320. I love to follow your adventures! Thank you for letting us in for a glimpse into your life, fashion, and skin routines!
    Merry Christmas!
    Joy Murray

  321. Thanks again for your wardrobe guidance; it feels wonderful to be elegant & comfortable at the same time! Your practical posts have helped me purge & purchase the necessary items to fill in my wardrobe gaps. Keep your posts & lovely photos coming. Thanks to Mr. Mickey also!

  322. Dear Susan,
    We live in the West coast and besides 3 vacation trips to New England, DC and Florida, we have never been to the rest of the East coast. Full time babysitting grandkids due to school closure is what we do this year. Your beautiful blogs are one of the bright spots in this dreary time. I so look forward to being able to resume our travel and rest assured we’ll visit the southeastern part of the country because of your blog. Your pictures are the best, style wise as well as geographical, historical and picture quality. I wish you and Mr. Mickey a merry Christmas and a peaceful new year!

    PS. And yes, I would like to enter the giveaway. The color is lovely. Thanks.

  323. I love all your travel pictures. Living within a few hours drive from your posted travels gives me options for future weekend adventures.
    I adorable the give away scarf. I try to follow your suggestions when dressing with scarfs.
    Thank you Joan

  324. Susan I look forward to your posts. Your style and hints on how to achieve them are wonderful. My way of dressing

  325. WOW! Can I buy that scarf if I don’t win? The scarf is absolutely gorgeous and would fit in with my Navy clothing perfectly

  326. That is a gorgeous scarf! You have such exquisite taste! Best of all, it is the most beautiful blue color that is my favorite! I’m blonde haired & blue eyed, so I know it would look good on me!

    Thank you for your posts! I look forward to them every week. I love your style & all the tips you share.

    Take good care,
    Linda W.

  327. I have enjoyed all your travel pictures. So I will take advantage of these areas that you go, for living within a few hours will be a wonderful day adventure, for me. Thank you.
    Also I love the scarf you are giving away. I do follow your suggestions in wearing them, even purchase the magnets.
    Thank you, you inspire me, Joan

  328. Love the scarf. I was just looking for a scarf in medium blue for an outfit I was wearing for my weekly drive I take with my older sister. It’s our way of breaking the monotony of being closed in with our husbands for all these months. We live in Louisville, and have so many beautiful areas to drive to around Kentucky and Southern Indiana, so much as it is in Tennessee. We like to always drive on a new road each time which makes it an adventure.
    I started using scarves more when my husband and I retired and we started traveling more. Scarves cut down on packing when you can change the look of an outfit with a simple change of scarves. I enjoy your fashion tips and examples, they are always a welcome read.
    Thanks so much and stay safe.
    S Hartmann

  329. Dear Susan,
    I always love your look & Mr Mickey’s too.
    The pictures you send are always so beautiful.
    I’ve purchased some of the items you wear – love the pearl lariat necklace & I just received my chunky silver bracelet – it looks so elegant!
    I’m 75 & live in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Always look forward to your weekly blogs.
    Warmest regards,

  330. Lovely scarf reminds me of Wedgewood China! I am a redhead and that blue is particularly becoming, would love to own it.

  331. Beautiful scarf I would love to add to my wardrobe, hoping for luck in that regard. Thanks for all you great tips and advice. Dianne

  332. Mr. Mickey looks so much like my husband! My heart just flutters every time you share a photo of him. Imagine that, after 47 years of marriage, he’s still the love of my life. Thanks for sharing!

  333. You have such beautiful, classic taste. The scarf is gorgeous! I wear those colors all the time. Because of you, I’ve added several scarves to my wardrobe.

  334. The scenery is beautiful and it’s great that you and Mr Mickey are finding ways to still embrace life during the epidemic. The scarf is beautiful and the colors remind me of my favorite spot on Lake Michigan.

  335. Hi Susan,

    I love your style. In the last couple months I saw you on Pinterest and have subscribed to your blog! I love that Mr Mickey enjoys being a part of the blog and love going on adventures with you. I love your scarf above.

  336. Love this scarf! The scenery is beautiful in this pic. I don’t live in Tennessee anymore, but I’ll always be a Tennessee girl at heart! Have a great day!

  337. I love the scarf! I wear scarves frequently because they totally change the look of an outfit. Thank you for all of your awesome ideas!

  338. I love that you include Mr Mickey in your blog. I’ve been trying to get my husband to wear a vest for awhile now and he seemed impressed by Mr Mickey’s!

  339. Thank you for bring us along on this little outing —beautiful photos. I look forward to all of your posts. Pictures of the handsome Mr. Mickey are an added bonus!

  340. Such a beautiful lake setting! Thanks for sharing it with us, and for generously offering this beautiful scarf to someone too!

  341. Thank you for your wonderful posts. I love seeing the pictures from your travels around your local area. The Lake is wonderful, but it was also really interesting seeing the pictures you took in, a previous post, of local houses. The scarf is gorgeous, but as I live in the UK I wouldn’t want to put you to the cost of posting it here, so if by some chance this post waschosen my Mr Mickey, please feel free to randomly pick another one 🙂

  342. Love the scarf design and such a generous size. Would work very well with my brown and navy neutrals. You both look great and make a lovely couple.

  343. Your pictures are just beautiful! I’m always so inspired by your and Mr. Mickey’s adventures. I lived in Boone for over 20 years (now in Asheville), and I remember well driving over to Watauga Lake. Even if you’re not on (or in!) the lake, it’s just a beautiful drive around it; and it has a special beauty in the winter, too, with the leaves off the trees. Thank you for the trip down memory lane! ~CS

  344. Loved the pictures of you and Mickey by the lake and the mountains. We do not have any mountains here in Florida. I miss that change of seasons, but enjoy the palm trees when fall comes. No more leaves to rake.
    The color in the scarf are beautiful. Once we hit seventy, it is great to wear scarves to hid the neckline.
    Love your posts. Stays safe and keep them coming.

  345. Hope you are having a great day–I always enjoy your post and from time to time I look back on your older ones. I knew that you had talked about “Layering without Bulk” I found it from Dec 2, 2019. Just wanted to let you know how much I do enjoy your post. Take care

  346. I love seeing pictures of your lovely countryside and the adventures that you and Mr. Mickey go on! Living here in the southwest our landscape is very different but beautiful in its own way. You both always look fabulous!

  347. Beautiful scarf that has the same color hues of the lake and nature. They are all colors I love. Please keep taking adventure trips and posting photos.

  348. Gorgeous scarf! I usually not a scarf person, but with this I could be. Such wonderful colors!

    I have truly enjoyed reading your thoughts (and about your trips) on Pinterest – please continue with them.

  349. This is exactly the scarf I’ve been looking for! Can you share where I can purchase one? 2020 isn’t the year I see my luck changing and I never win anything.
    Love your blog and your adventures with Mr. Mickey.

  350. I’ve been wanting to try wearing scarves the many ways you show but haven’t found any large ones like this. The ones I find are usually narrow and long. I would love winning this.
    Glad to see how great Mr. Mickey looks after his health issues last year. My travel companion and I have been grateful for day trips around our area. We pick a road we’ve never been on before and just wander. All of 2020 hasn’t been terrible!

  351. Hi Mr Mickey! I love that Susan included your wardrobe picks! You always look so “put together”, and handsome! I can see you two have fun and that what’s it’s all about, right?
    Another Susan…

  352. Hi Susan,
    What beautiful places y’all visit!!
    Thank you for sharing them and your classic style. Love the scarf too. Mr. Mickey looks snazzy!

    Sherry Thompson

  353. I love your blog Susan. You always give me inspiration to look my best no matter what the day may bring. Thank you for keeping me stylish in my late 70’s.
    Blessings always,

  354. I found your blog one day a few years ago .,Have enjoyed reading almost daily. I am 65 years young at home all the time now. I love to shop! .am trying to follow your example and purchase styles that I can use for many years and not by just because I like it. Trying to learn to buy only when I need it ,but I have to admit it is hard because like I said I love to shop.Thank you for giving us you approach to classic style. Enjoy Mr Mickey also love all the pictures of you travels. I told my husband we need to go and see some of the places ya’ll go because we only live a short distance from some of the places. Again thank you for letting us spend time with you.

  355. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us! Beautiful scenery and beautiful scarf. Thank you for the giveaway.

  356. Glad to see Mr. Mickey again in your posts. It looks like a wonderfully cool day at the lake. How nice that you have such lovely places to visit on the weekends. Both of you stay well and healthy!

  357. I have enjoyed your blog for the past several years – ever since you started the “susan over 50”, and have found your clothing choices, comments and scenery to be very helpful and inspirational. Your look is classic, which appeals to my personal sense of fashion. Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us, your followers. I thoroughly enjoy
    “accompanying” you and Mr. Mickey on your many excursions.

  358. Love the photos, the scenery is such a peaceful sight, we all need that right now! Love the scarf as well; blue is my favorite color and would look nice with my silver hair. Thank you for your post.

  359. I love your fashion/lifestyle blog. But the post you make of your trips around the area makes want to visit your area. Have you ever though of doing a travel blog? I know there are tons of them but most are written for the younger crowd. Stay safe