Rod and Rowena visited the North Carolina mountains for some fall leaf peeping last weekend.
The foliage was glorious but weather was brisk!
It was 36 degrees and breezy. . . Rowena was chilled to the bone!
Rowena doesn’t remember it being this cold in October the last time she visited the NC mountains. . .
Of course that was 100 years and 50 extra lbs ago.
She and Rod hopped in the UTV to take in the scenery. . .
They brought along Bona Lisa, their rescue pup.
Bona Lisa loves to go for a ride and they dressed her in a festive Halloween collar . . .
Rowena pulled out a pair of sparkly spider earrings for the occasion.
Rod and Rowena both agreed that it was good to be outdoors again and
breathe that fresh mountain air instead of the stale air of the closet.
Rod offered to drive even though his driver’s license has expired.
They both agree that Bona Lisa is a good rider and has the best disposition! She’s as happy as can be with a bone to chew on.
Rowena packed a picnic basket with a some wine and cheese and her favorite indulgence this time of year. . .
Rod and Rowena are both wine enthusiasts. . .
Fright Night Cellars is one of their favorite red blends from Santa Rosa, California.
Rowena says it’s scary good!
I hope Rod and Rowena tickled your funny bone today.
They hope to see you again before Halloween and they have return to closet where all good skeletons belong!
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Love the plates….where did you find them?
Very creative and wonderfully staged!!! I really enjoyed it all, thanks!
Cute and Clever! Brought a smile for the beginning of the day!!
Oh Rowena… this early cold weather is no fun for us folks who still have some fat on our bones either!! The mountains were gorgeous. We drove on the Skyline Drive this weekend and our leaves haven’t changed as much as the NC ones but still beautiful. Enjoy the season!
What great Halloween Fun.
Glorious scenery and a “frightful” good time with Rod and Rowena!
Just so wonderful! I love every detail!
Mary, you have outdone yourself this year!! This is ….FAB!
Thanks for some much-needed cheer.
Oh I love every detail!
Always a Hauntingly good time reading your blog adventures and drinking coffee!! Thank you for starting my morning off beautifully!!
I love this!! One of my favorite things you’ve done!!
YOU are a HOOT!! What a fun ride!! franki
How very clever and creative!! Loved it, thanks for the laugh too, Bona Lisa.
Glad Rowena and Rod had a fun getaway! Such a creative post.
Thank you Mary! Made my day! 👏😁💀🧡🖤🤗
What a great story! It did tickle my funny BONE!! How long did it take you to pull that all together?? I admire your abilities!! You should write books! Soooo very creative!!! Again, write a book about Rod, Rowena & Bona Lisa! I bet children would love it too! Thanks and have a SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN!! 🎃👻💀
Oh Mary, you’re too fun!!! I’m glad that Rod, Rowena, and Bona Lisa got to take a vacation to the mountains. I wish I could join them for some wine, cheese, crackers, candy corn, and a romp in the UTV. Thanks for tickling my funny bone!!
You are sooo creative! Loved the story and the photos. What a task to set all of that up and I totally enjoyed looking and reading your efforts. Thank you!
Rowena and Rod: Eat, Drink and be Scary!
I love fall but not so much halloween but this was over the top! You are a very gifted story teller and stager. Always look forward to your posts. Have a blessed day.
Love your sense of humor and, as always, your staging is perfect!
Mary, Rod and Rowena made my day! Love that they have a rescue dog as well. Your commentary and the pics are wonderful. The mountain views are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day sweet friend. Clara ❤️
One of my many favorite posts, thank you. I was up at Beech mountain last week and the leaves weren’t quite as red yet but still beautiful.
Rod and Rowena are the perfect tour guides for the gorgeous fall foliage. Mary, you have had so much fun with this bony couple. Does your hubby mind the skeleton crew traveling with you? They are definitely entertaining!
Too much fun Mary!! Bona Lisa 😂 What beautiful scenery too, our leaves have only just begun to turn, so I loved seeing all those amazing colors! Rod and Rowena are quite the fashionistas and their picnic is Fall perfect~ the wine bottle is fabulous!
What a fantastic way to start my day! So fun. I love Rod and Rowena and look forward to their Halloween adventures.
It makes my day when Rod and Rowena are out and about!
Hysterical and terrific! It sure looks like “they” enjoyed the trip. If you keep this up, you’re going to have a bunch of us moving to NC!
I want to be Rowena!!!!!! I loved the vehicle!!!!! Fun Fun Fun Fun Fun! Thanks for the joy you bring!!!!!
Thank you for the smiles. Such scenic views. The staging was beyond creative.
You are so clever!
What an entertaining post Mary! You are the best.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Rod and Rowena!!! Your creative mind is masterful! Love all the settings and outfits!!
How fun you took them on vacation! Well, maybe they took you since they are your elders 😉 what a gorgeous location, I can’t believe you found a place that takes dead dogs! I am upset with their ride, I think I need to upgrade my model if those old bones can ride in style like that! Very fun, thanks for the bone chilling escape!
I love your posts. You had me “rolling on the floor “. What a wonderful gift you have of imagination!
I just loved the adventures of Rod, Rowena & Bona Lisa! So much Fun!
Great post!!! Love the story & pictures. Happy Creative Halloween!! Tell us more about the table settings. I need them!
So sweet and clever. . . .you would have made a great teacher.
Enjoyed Rowena and Rod’s adventures immensely! Your beautiful photos showed off the Autumnal foliage at it’s best. I hope we will see more of Rowena and Rod in the future. Jo🧹🎃👻🧹🎃
Thank you for such a delightful post. I appreciate all the time involved for you to put this together. Your posts never disappoint!
What fun Mary! Your retail experience comes in handy for things like this! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!
I love the adventures of Rod and Rowena!!! And now Bona Lisa!!! so cute!! So many fun things you have come up with, like Rod’s license is expired!!!🤣😂🤣😂 this had to taken you an incredible amount of time!!! Each little scene is meticulously curated! Just Fabulous!!🧡🖤🧡🖤
OH MY GOODNESS!! This is hilarious and clever!
Looks like ~all of you~ had a great trip Mary! Super Halloween fun:@)
So happy to see that Rod and Rowena got out of the closet and got some great mountain air with beautiful beautiful views of the fall leaves. Love their new pup, Bona Lisa. If my Sweetie was younger, I think I would be reading this post to her as it makes such a great story of the this happy skeletal family!!
Creative passion on warp speed! Who knew it was possible to outdo your own high standards! You never cease to prove your limitless vision and talent, Mary, allowing us to come along for the whimsical and glorious journey. This is your #1 BEST of all time, well that is, for now! Creep it goin’!
What beautiful mountain views! Rod and Rowena are totally spoiled! How lucky for them that they are their pup could go with you on such a great getaway. Thanks for all your hard work, cute post! 🍊
Too cute! I loved it from start to finish!
Mary, I laughed so hard had to stop drinking my coffee this morning. Your creativity is incomparable. Thank you for the chuckles; it’s a great way to start the day!
NO BONES ABOUT IT… Rod and Rowena had a fabulous Fall get away with Bona Lisa!! I absolutely loved their vacation photos! They sure do know how to have fun!
Thanks, Mary. You have made my day!
You’re hilarious! I am full of wonder – do Rod & Rowena own a camp home in the NC mountains or did you offer to take them just for a weekend get away because they’ve been working themselves to the bone lately? Either way, they seem to really enjoy the scenery. I hope you did too.
Totally laughing at taking the ‘gang’ along for leaf peeping…so cute and FUN!!!