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  • Honey, I'm hoooome!!!

    Thursday, January 4, 2024   /   by Amy Brown

    Honey, I'm hoooome!!!

    Dorothy had it right when she said, "There's no place like home". We are back from our trip 4 days early and we were so glad to see our mountains again last night!

    My handsome husband and I went to Amsterdam. And while the city is beautiful, we found ourselves very homesick for our mountain farm after only a few days.

    Here are some of the photos from our trip:

    Known as the "Venice of the North" Amsterdam has the most charming circuit of canals throughout the city. It makes for a very romantic setting.



    The very first day was our museum day and we saw masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and numerous Dutch painters. We also happened upon the Banksy exhibit at the MOCA. Absolutely incredible!




    We stayed at The Nobleman which is a private home turned into a six room boutique hotel built in 1603. It was owned by an Italian marble magnate so all of the floors are a gorgeous white and black 400 hundred year old marble. We stayed in the room named after the famous Dutch admiral, Michiel de Ruyter, which had a giant replica of his ship behind the bed.


    The tulip market was stunning, even in winter, and I couldn't believe all of the bells and clocks that went off around the city every hour.


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    But I have to say that despite the charming canals, friendly people, and living in the heart of history...


    For Mark and I, our hearts are now and will always remain in the North Carolina mountains. There is nothing like coming home....and our farm...and here with you is the only place that we want to be. 

    Looking forward to introducing you to our version of paradise

    -The view from my yard