Every once in a while, I travel with John to one of his job sites. He builds all over North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia so he has to travel quite often. I enjoy the special days that I break from normal routine and accompany him on a trip. Today was one of those special days. We traveled to Swananoa, North Carolina where a site was being surveyed for a building. After spending some time on the site taking care of business, we were able to spend the rest of the day exploring. The mountains of our state are absolutely beautiful. Although there was not much color in the landscape yet, there were still beautiful sights to see.
Doesn't the water in a mountain river always look clearer than anywhere else?
I took some pictures of Chimney Rock as we traveled through the picturesque town. One of my girls' favorite vacations was spent on that mountain. If you have seen "The Last of the Mohicans," you will understand how beautiful the scenery is on the trails near the water falls.
The weather was gorgeous today. The temperature was around 65 degrees F. so we ate our lunch outside on a deck overlooking Lake Lure. Beautiful!
I couldn't help but notice that the rhododendrons were starting to bud.
After lunch, John and I went to the town of Flat Rock to the home of the great American writer, Carl Sandburg. After spending much of his life in many different places, he and his wife, daughters, and two grandchildren settled on the farm in the beautiful mountains of our state.
After a relentless winter, it was wonderful to have such a beautiful day to explore the western part of our beautiful state! A day spent with John is always a perfect day!
I'll share more pictures and information on Carl Sandburg's home tomorrow!