Friday, May 20, 2011

Brunch, Boating and Blog Friends

I have been having the best time these last couple of days!  Jane from Blondie's Journal has been visiting Asheville and along with my other friend, Penny of Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen, we have been meeting for lunch, brunch and boating!

Yesterday, Penny and her husband David, invited Jane and her husband Alan, my husband Kent and me over to her lake cottage for brunch and boating.

Penny is a fabulous cook.  Here she is putting the finishing touches on Mexican Benedict.
She served it with delicious potatoes, fruit salad and apple bread.  You can get the recipe for the Mexican Benedict on her blog, here.
Then with Penny's husband David as the captain, we went boating on Lake Lure.  It is a gorgeous lake, surrounded by mountains.  Remember the lake scene in the movie Dirty Dancing?  It was filmed on this lake.

Here we are....Penny on the left, me in the middle and Jane on the right.
We had a wonderful day.  And along the way, we made some more "friends".


Happy Weekend everyone!
Welcome Home,
Penny

32 comments:

Vee said...

How fun to get away and let someone else cook! It looks as if it might've been cool on the water...you gals are all wearing sweaters.

Blondie's Journal said...

You beat me to a post! Wasn't it a fun day? I will always look back on it as a special time. It was wonderful to see your beautiful home...you really have the decorators touch, and I want a garden just like yours!! The boat ride was fun...just perfect weather. And today, well it's back to the weather we brought with us from Chicago!!

XO,
Jane

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow- you all look great and it shows on your pretty faces what a wonderful time you had..
I'm so glad the NC weather cooperated..

xoxoxo
Sonny

Penny said...

We had so much fun with all of you! Thanks for taking all of the pictures. You and Jane are the best. Our husbands aren't bad either. LOL.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What fun! Have a great weekend.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely to see all of you!!!

Gentle hugs,
~♥~

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

What a fun time. I have been to Lake Lure. It is beautiful!

Darla said...

Looks like a fabulous time. I just caught up on your older posts...I love, love everything about your home and yard!!

Donnie said...

Looks like you all had a great time and Lake Lure is beautiful. The grandkids love to go to the beach down there in the summer. We'll have to plan a trip again with them. The food looked yummy.

Pondside said...

That looked like a wonderful time - a holiday at home! It's so nice to meet blogger friends - they are, in my experience, always every bit as lovely as they seem from their blogs.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh this looks like so much fun...this lake is very pretty...love the mountains. I'm also lovin' my new book...thanks:)

Blessings,
Linda

bj said...

OMGOODNESS...what fun this must have been. So great that the 3 of you (o and the hubbies, too) could get together like this. ESPECIALLY on a lake that once held the awesome body of P.S.:)))

Beverly said...

What a wonderful time for all of you. I love Lake Lure. One of the people I work with is vacationing there now.

Sarah said...

What a fun time! It's great that you girls (and your guys) got to enjoy special times together. ~ Sarah

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Looks like you are all having a wonderful time. Love the scenery. Hugs, Marty

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

What a wonderful time it looks like you all had. I love boating; but most of the time it includes fishing too! Your friend made some yummy looking brunch, and what a beautiful lake!
xoxo
Marilyn

Lorrie said...

Getting out onto the water is one of the best things about summer. What a gorgeous day you had. I'm intrigued by the Mexican Benedict and since I have company coming this weekend, I'm off to explore.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sounded like such a fun time! Have a great weekend, Martina

Victoria said...

love Lake Lure too! Aren't you the lucky gal to have friends there. Looks like the food was great too.

April said...

Oh, my goodness...what fun you ladies must have had! That's a great picture of the 3 of you! Nothing better than good times with good friends...and good food, of course!

Jeanne said...

Hi Penny, no wonder you haven't posted, you were out having fun on Lake Lure. You need a break after all the work you both have done on your back yard. Your photos say it all. Love the lovely lake and the photos of everyone having a fun time together.The food looks yummy too. Hi penny.

Love, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

I meant the other Penny too. Big Smile.
Me again!

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, what fun you all were having! Love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Babs said...

What a wonderful outing with brunch and boating. Y'all look like you were having a grand time.
Babs

Snappy Di said...

Looks like a fun time on Lake Lure!

Di

Kathleen Grace said...

What fun! You got to meet Jane?! Sweet:>) I need to visit the other Penny's blog.

All That Glitters said...

I bet y'all had just the best of time!!! Jane is just beautiful!!! Other Penny's food looks good!

Jojo said...

Oh what fun and with dear husbands too!

see you there! said...

I don't think it gets much better than spending some time with friends, eating good food, enjoying the beautiful scenery. Everyone looks relaxed and happy.

Darla

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

This looked like a wonderful day Penny. So nice to meet blogging friends.

Sue said...

I'm so glad that you had such a nice visit with friends. I'll have to go and "meet" the other Penny! To let you know how tired I am right now, I read the title of your post as, brunch, BLOATING, and blogging.... I guess I figured you were eating too much! What?! Although Penny's food DOES look as if I would eat way too much of it! LOL
~ Sue

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time! Penny's lunch looks scrumptious ..I'm going over to her blog for the recipes :)