Thursday, October 26, 2006

Our Trip To The North Carolina Mountians

Brian has had this past week off so we took a trip to the mountains (well really the rolling hills). This first picture looked so much prettier in real life. This picture does it no justice. The trees have all changed colors and they were beautiful.
We were execpting weather in the 40's but when we got there it was snowing and 28 degrees. It was also pretty foggy from the snow until the late afternoon so in some pictures you can not see what is behind us. Like the one above This was up by Grandfather Mountain.
This is a picture on our hike. We had a great time. With kids you can not go to far but they lasted 2 hours and we thought that was great for them. They did not complain the whole time, until the end that they were ready for lunch. Since it was 3pm i do not blame them.
We were a little upset because when we pulled up to Grandfather Mountain they were closing the entrance into the park because there was so much snow. They wanted to salt the roads and said that would take a few hours. This is where all the good hiking trails were at and also the swinging bridge. This would only happen to us really. The one time we spend money to go on vacation and when we get there they close. I mean really who closes a mountain. So we left there and went to the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoyed the beautiful views from the road. Later we went into the little town Blowing Rock and ate and did a little shopping. All in all we had a great time. It was fun just being together.