When Flat Susan arrived I set her up in the awesome lodgings of the Smokey Mountain Retreat. A beautiful bed and breakfast Inn where she could enjoy the mountainscapes of North Carolina. The forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. Susan said she wanted to get a taste of our southern Appalachian culture.
After her educational tour of the Christmas tree farms, Susan took an afternoon to watch some local kids playing hockey at a nearby school
They invited her to their clubhouse where she was given the honorary title of the "only girl allowed". They also built a snowman and she loved playing in the snow.
Unfortunately, she could not get a grasp of the tire swing, and the boys said she wasn't fit to be a member and they kicked her out of the club because she was, after all....a girl.
Susan, dejected and rejected from the boys club, went to visit Santa in the hopes that he would cheer her up. Santa had other plans for Susan and decided that reading 50 Shades of Christmas to her would be thing to get her out of her slump. Susan kept wondering if Santa had a lump of coal in his pocket, or was he just glad to see her?? She could not decide...but he was indeed very jolly!
Santa, having claimed that Susan was indeed a very good girl indeed let her ride one of his reindeer.
And the elves said that she could join their club any day and took her sledding with them and for hot chocolate afterward. They told her that they just like to smile, that smiling was their favorite thing...and Susan replied that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. :)
Next, Susan is on her way to visit Kimberley in Davidson, NC where I hope she will have a great time.