Mini-Vacation and General Mills Gluten-Free Bloggers Summit

Mr. GFE and I just returned from a mini-vacation. We headed southwest to Peaks of Otter in Bedford, VA. Then we backtracked a bit to Forest, VA to visit Thomas Jefferson’s weekend retreat, Poplar Forest. It’s here where then second-term President Jefferson escaped from the British invasion on Monticello. From there, we headed northwest to Warm Springs in Bath County. As the names indicate, warm mineral springs reportedly rejuvenate all who “take the baths.” From Warm Springs, we headed north into Highland County and then through several counties in West Virginia before we headed east to Winchester, VA. There we spent the last night of our vacation at one of our favorite B&Bs, Long Hill. It was a great trip. In most places, the fall foliage was still beautiful, with some trees still green. Even in spots where most of the leaves were gone, one could see farther and the mountains and valleys were still beautiful. Oh, and of course, I ate naturally gluten-free meals along the way—some great meals!
But, where was I earlier this past week? I was in Minneapolis, at General Mills (in the Betty Crocker Portrait Kitchen most of the time!) for the Gluten-Free Bloggers Summit. You can read more on my Out and About page.

Not just gf, but gfe!

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6 Responses to “Mini-Vacation and General Mills Gluten-Free Bloggers Summit”

  1. nicola @ gfreemom on November 9th, 2010 2:11 am

    Shirley, these photos are phenomenal. So beautiful! You are such an inspiration in living life to the full and truly relishing the great outdoors.

    • Shirley on November 9th, 2010 8:41 am

      Hi Nicola–Thank you, sweetie! :-) I could have taken one beautiful shot right after another … the views were just so amazing. But, I finally stopped clicking and just looked and enjoyed. Hubby said I needed a video camera. Nope, not the same. ;-) We do love the outdoors … the mountains especially!


  2. Pat @ Elegantly Gluten-Free on November 9th, 2010 4:55 pm

    What a lovely trip that sounds like — thanks for sharing it!

    • Shirley on November 10th, 2010 12:34 pm

      Hi Pat–Thanks, dear! I will share more photos and info later. I know I always say that, but I sure plan to … too much good stuff not to share more! ;-)


  3. Mikki on November 10th, 2010 9:25 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful trip and how fun to go to the GFE event!!

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