Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Great Outdoors

I swear, this is the last post about our weekend trip to the NC mountains. You'd think from all the pictures I took that we traveled half way around the world or spent at least a week there. But it was so peaceful and green!

Cashiers has a walking trail around the town. It goes in and out of the woods, through a park and around the shops. We walked it Saturday morning, enjoying the easy path and cooler weather. (It had been 104 in Atlanta that week.)

trail sign
The trail is well marked and an easy walk.

It goes through a park with a yoga statue. I couldn't help myself.

It meanders past a lovely pavilion. Tin roof ... RUSTED! (with thanks to the B52s)

deck rail
I loved the deck rail around the pavilion.

Cashiers Sign
They had banners all around the park, just right for handsome men to pose under.

I don't know who the woman was who inspired this bench, but it was lovely and fun, with poetry and pictures of dogs and flowers in the top.

This building was in downtown Cashiers. It looks like a storybook house to me. And I want a turret!

We spent the afternoon picnicking and napping at Lake Glenville, a beautiful, shady spot.

lake 2
Chris contemplated going in. But the water was deep right at the edge, so he chose to stay dry.

falls big
On the drive back to our house, along Highway 64, we saw lots of waterfalls. And a BEAR! (We saw the bear near here.)

Bridal Veil Falls, also right on the highway. Fun to stand behind it and watch the water fall in the hole right by the road.

Chair by creek
A peaceful spot beside the road. The chair looks over a creek.


And the end of our visit the mountains. I'm already ready to go back! Check out the window shopping and place we stayed in other posts.

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