The drive was made much easier thanks to our new(ish) driver!
We had a great visit with GG in North Carolina and are looking forward to a longer visit next week when we stop on the way home. I love the mountains!
We saw lovely trees and flowers and saw quite a few chipmunks and hummingbirds - but not the bear (+ her cubs) that has been hanging around. Truthfully, I'm not sure if I'm disappointed to have missed a photo op or relieved!
We went sightseeing in Cashiers and the kids thoroughly enjoyed hamming it up in the taxidermy store!
And when I spotted this piece of pure awesomeness I had to take a picture. I think this one is destined to become my new facebook profile picture.
When The Princess and GG (our resident cheese lovers) saw this sign, we knew where we were eating lunch!
After lunch we stopped at a few more quirky little shops...
If this little bear hadn't been so expensive, I totally would have gotten him for Mr. Wonderful. It's the thought that counts, right?
Ditto for this bottle of wine, which had the BEST name!
We packed quite a bit into our one day visit and
can't wait to go back!
Sadly, our 24 hour respite ended much too soon and we were back on the road at 6:30 am the next morning...
We saw some beautiful vistas as we drove through the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, but once we left the mountains the most exciting thing we saw was a wind farm.
By the time we stopped for lunch, the kids were...
Well, see for yourself!
Thankfully, 14 long and tedious hours later, we arrived.