This weekend we traveled to Boone, North Carolina for Kevin's graduate school commencement at Appalachian State University. Kevin is Peter's brother who just completed his MA in English and he is attending UNC in the fall to pursue a Ph.D (also in English). We are all so proud of him for pursuing his dream.
Graduation often falls on Mother's Day weekend in North Carolina, as was the case this weekend. My thoughtful husband tried to make this weekend as much of a getaway possible for us all by booking a cabin for his family and a king room for us at The Inn at Crestwood, a beautiful retreat in close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway. I got up early to run and enjoy the grounds on Saturday, had breakfast at the inn with my boys and then enjoyed a massage and facial at the spa. After a morning of complete pampering, we drove on the parkway for a bit and then made our way back into Boone to spend the afternoon with family. It was a lovely spring weekend in the mountains.