Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2018 - 15

MILL CREEK STORIES

I was already
living in a
vacation
paradise
and not even
noticing.

gas and married my best friend
while sitting in the back seat of a
pink Cadillac convertible at their
drive-thru wedding window. I had
a blast. If you're not a fan of stress,
extra work, or listening to the conflicting opinions of your extended
family on the topic of your life/
wedding ceremony, get married in
a Cadillac convertible. I highly recommend it.
Yep, I am particular about leaving my house. The reason has to be
strong and the destination has to
be better than where I live. That's
hard to achieve. I mean, if my
house offered room service, maid servic, and a pool, it
would be absolute perfection. I even have a recent anecdote to support my "staycation" preference.
I was knocking out errands last week and heard foreign accents in the Food Lion. Okay, it was a New Jersey
accent, but to a Virginia girl that's pretty foreign. I struck
up a conversation with the ladies and helped them find
a few items. They were on vacation here in the Shenandoah Valley. Cousins Leticia and Marie said they save up

every year to visit our area. They
raved about the natural beauty,
the hiking, the caverns, and the
"gorgeous sunsets." The word
"gorgeous" was pronounced in
a way I'd never heard before,
becoming an extended word
for emphasis, and while I can
not do it justice, it sounded like
"GORRRRRRR-jessss" because
the sunsets are that spectacular.
They said it was their favorite
place ever and they hoped that
one day, they could retire with
their families here.
That got me to thinking.
Here I was, running errands and laboring through
chores, missing out on what some people save up all
their spare funds to see. I was already living in a vacation
paradise and not even noticing. Boy, I felt foolish. Well
that ends right now. Tonight, I am going to sit on my
front porch and watch the sun set over the ridge line. I
am going to watch the stars wink into place. And since
this is officially a vacation spot, maybe my darling will
fetch me a margarita.

Completed in 1907 by nearly 100 stonemasons, Greystone stands on 30 acres
on a hilltop overlooking the town of St Paul, Virginia and one of the nation's
most biodiverse rivers...the Clinch. Offering 8 bedrooms, the home was once a
popular bed & breakfast, and all the grandeur still awaits when you walk onto the
Southern front porch and through the original doors of this one of a kind, historic
mansion. From the built-in flour & sugar bins to the majestic staircase, stained
glass, and original copper lined, oak bath fixtures, this home is truly a masterpiece
from days gone by. Home is offered for sale at $850,000 to prequalified buyers.

Kim Short, Realtor
Cell: 276.619.1817
Office: 276.889.0120
ksshort03@gmail.com

PO Box 393
460 East Main Street,
Lebanon, VA 24266
SWVAproperties.com

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