Tuesday morning dawned early, or actually, pre-dawned early. Mom was heading to Japan and we were heading to Blowing Rock. Mom's flight departed at 6:10, so we had to leave at 4:30 to get her there on time. We decided that we would go ahead and drive to the mountains, to get an early start.
|Brant made it to Greensboro to say goodbye to Grandma, then conked out.|
|Cheesing in the cavern|
After the caverns, we hopped on the Blue Ridge Parkway and headed to Linville Falls to do a little hiking.
|On the bridge across the river|
|This is where the river cut through the rocks to the falls|
|A quick picture, thanks to another mom.|
|The upper part of the falls|
|Snack time in the back of the truck|
A quick stop at Mast General Store proved to be relaxing. Nothing like a cold drink, in a glass bottle, sitting on the swing.
|In case you can't read the label, that's my southern hubby, drinking a Cheerwine, sitting in the swing.|
|Brant, pretending to fly down the slide|
|Getting climbing lessons from Daddy|
|Of course, no trip to Blowing Rock is complete without Kilwin's ice cream.|
We turned in early, as we were tired, and the next morning we had an early ride on Thomas!