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  • ...we spent the afternoon at the Arboretum and it was absolutely gorgeous! I was wearing one of my brand new scarves that I had bought in NYC just the week before [my favorite one, actually]. We came back home via the Blue Ridge Parkway and, when we were almost home, I noticed that the scarf was missing. I looked all in the car and decided it must have fallen off when I got out of the car to take pics at one of the overlooks. Wayne, my sweet husband, [reluctantly, but very sweetly] agreed to back-track, in hopes of finding my [priceless] $7 scarf....well, we ended up driving all the way back to the Arboretum, after stopping at every stop we thought we stopped at along the way. We checked the parking lot and I even glared suspiciously at a photographer with a car load of props that had conveniently parked next to the spot we were in...I was just about convinced she had swiped it. Sadly, it was no where in sight, so we drove back towards home, after going 45 more minutes out of our way. We stopped again at every stop, just to double check, but no luck.

    On the way home for the 2nd time, however, the sun had started to go down and had started to paint the sky brilliant colors of purple, pink and orange. I was almost giddy over the fact that I had lost my scarf, because I would have missed this gorgeous sunset. We stopped at the very last overlook "Cold Mountain" and got out of the car for a final look, before heading down through Pisgah Forest and back home. Wayne decided he needed to put his hat back on, since it had started to get cooler, as the sun was setting. He picked up his hat off the back seat and [guess what]...there was my scarf...it had been there all along. I grabbed it up and wrapped it around my neck. We both just laughed and hugged each other...what else could we do. What a great day! And once again I'm convinced that there are no mistakes in life ~ ♥
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