Look at this radiant couple! We would never have guessed that Jamie and Leslie Plesser would be our first visitors from Minneapolis to brave the wilds of Tennessee, but we couldn’t have been more pleased! Perhaps they look radiant because they spent their 12th wedding anniversary on glorious Flat Top Mountain, which is awash in full, lavish fall colors. They’re on a road trip, hitting all of the great sights from Nashville to Asheville. Lucky for us, Flat Top falls right in between.
For those who don’t know, Leslie is a photographer (check out her fabulous work at shuttersmack.com) and designer, and is the brilliance behind Vita.mn, the Star Tribune’s weekly entertainment mag, and Jamie is all about social media at Best Buy and the dude simply oozes cool. The two are what I call hipsters. They dress hip. They go to concerts five days a week. They live in a fabulous Linden Hills home. And, best yet (for Nick), they’re dog people!
We did our best to give them the full Flat Top experience. The 75-degree blue skies didn’t hurt. Nor did the cinnamon, lime and auburn glow of the fall canopy.
In return, they brought us all sorts of treats (from Trader Joe's nuts to a big fat Vogue magazine).
Thank you, Jamie and Leslie, for braving our little life experiment in the woods. You delighted us. Happy Trails, and pass the word on: It wasn’t that bad, right?