Today we took a day trip up to the Appalachian Mountains, specifically Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock. The 2 hour drive was really wonderful as the landscape was so green and the sky so blue. It was a beautiful day & not too hot.
Here is the view from inside the gate at Grandfather Mountain.
Several deer crossed the road slowly right in front of us.
Once at the top, the fog came in very quickly.
Here's the swinging bridge that we walked across to get to the overlook on Grandfather Mountain.
The view from the bridge,
Here we are on the overlook.
Just as fast as the fog came in, it went out. What a view!
We stopped off & had an ice cream cone across from the butterfly garden.
The also had some bears, otters and cougars there.
After Grandfather Mountain we went to the quaint little town of Blowing Rock and did some shopping ... but I will tell you about that another time!
Hope you had a great day!