Sunday, October 3, 2010


...and they are in the truck and gone.

They crossed New River several times.

And drove through little communities
with pretty country churches.

They saw one of Virginia's
few covered bridges,

drove on really curvy country roads

and thought they might
do a little dancing.

In about an hour,
they reached their destination.
No, they didn't get to stay in this cabin,
only photograph it.
But we understand that it can be rented.

The gazebo where the "dance"
took place -
there is no water in the lake now,
so it's not quite as picturesque
as it was when the movie was made.

The staff quarters.

And Johnny was scorned by
"Baby's" father
at the entrance to the restaurant.

But the famous "Kellermans"
still retains it's majestic beauty -
it was built here in the 1930's.

They walked down from the hotel entrance
to the barn where the famous
would be held.

Entertainment was provided
The Sauerkraut Band.

Wonder what job,
our upcoming holiday
provides for this member of the band?

And the chicken dance....
Mom was so happy that Dad
pointed out one of our table mates
that would probably comply -
that kept her back in the audience and watching.

While Mom and Dad
didn't have
"the time of their life",
it is safe to say that they
really enjoyed it.

And we guarded the homestead.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great pictures!! Sorry you didn't get to go, but I guess that someone has to be a keep those home fires buring and be a left-behinder! :-) I would love to visit "Mountain Lake" someday too since it's not that far away from us either! It looks like a lot of fun, and a beautiful place to visit!!

Wyatt said...

What a neat place. Love your pictures and always game for Octoberfest!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a most pawesome post!

Great pikhs!

Thanks fur sharing what happened when woo turned your bakhks on Mom and Dad!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Beautiful post!! Love the pictures!! We bet your mom and dad had fun together and were happy to know you were guarding their homestead!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Benny and Lily said...

The Octoberfest sure did look like fun. Was that Sandy Paws?
Benny & Lily

Jazzi said...

Sounds like fun and great day. You did good guarding the place but will we EVER learn not to turn our backs on our moms?? Probaby not!! BOL


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We bet they really DID have a lot of fun. Our Mom wishes she could drive through the country roads of VA - such a beautiful state.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Clive said...

What a fantastic post - the photos are fab and the trip sounded amazing!

take care
Clive and Murray

Oskar said...

It looks like a great time. Did you guys have a pawty while they were gone?

Nubbin wiggles,

Maggie and Mitch said...

Dirty Dancing is one of mom's very favorite movies! She never knew that Kellerman's was in VA!
Thank you for the huge smiles!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

houndstooth said...

Oh wow! What beautiful scenery! I'm sure glad your mom and dad had a good time and saw some fun things!


P.S. Did you send your Christmas list with them so they could deliver it early?

BRUTUS said...

How cool! Mom was laughing at the "Sauerkraut Band"! Looked like a beautiful day and drive. Good thing you furkids stayed home to guard the house. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it, ya know??

Brutus & Carmen

Twix said...

Hahaha! Sauerkraut Band! Thats a good one! Looks like your parents had a great time. Hope you kids stayed outta trouble while guarding the homestead!

TwoSpecialWires said...

A beautiful adventure. A fun time. And a WONDERFUL post. For what more can we ask? Well. How was the Homestead when they returned? And did they bring consolation treats? Maybe a spare chicken?

What a great weekend for them. And, presumedly, you adorable Scotties. After all, it's October in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Anonymous said...

Oh my that sounds like a blast, how cute and fun

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Fun, fun, fun AND rubber chickens too!!! Bet they had a wonderful time. Sorry you poochies didn't get to go with.
BabyRD and Hootie

Angus said...

You didn't do the chicken dance ?

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh Lynn.....what a cool the pix.....another wonderful trip for the two of you!

Lallee said...

What a nice getaway you had! I loved seeing the pics where 'the movie' was made. I've been wanting to rent it and see it again lately!

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