Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hiking in North Carolina

I recently was in North Carolina visiting my daughter and her family. We were there to celebrate my grandson's first birthday which I didn't want to miss. We all had such a good time! On Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday) we decide to take a hike as the weather was beautiful, close to 60ยบ. We drove to the Blue Ridge Parkway to see, one of the many falls called Skinny Dip Falls. And to also see Looking Glass Rock which was amazing!! I got my exercise that day!! And what a beautiful place to do it at!!

Blue Ridge Parkway

Looking Glass Rock

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Daughter and grandson in tow. Just about the whole trail look like this with rocks and tree roots. It was about a 1/2 mile hike.

This was a very interesting the way this tree was growing. I guess they call it the reindeer tree.

I loved the moss growing on everything!

Fungi growing on a tree

My Son in law and granddaughter peeking out from inside a hollowed out tree stump!

Made it to Skinny Dip Falls. there were no people skinny dipping! LOL

I just love this photo of my daughter and grandson!!!

Son in law and granddaughter climbing rocks

Cora the rock climber!

A little stream I found walking back to our car.

Dead mossy fungi tree

A lot of the trail was like this!

Loved the moss!!

So that was our hiking trip and I'm ready to go back and find another falls in the mountains of North Carolina. I guess there are many to be seen!

Birthday Party Time!

We had a celebration for my grandson who turned 1 and his great grandfather who just turned 93. They have the same birthday, February 1st !!!! My daughter always makes a fruit tower for her kids. A more healthy way to celebrate birthdays. We did have gluten free brownies for great grandfather and it was yummy! The best brownies I've ever had!

And another fun thing we did was go roller skating!!! It was my granddaughters first time on roller skates. She wasn't to sure about the whole thing first. But she finally got the hang of it later. It was so fun! Been like 20 years since I had put on some skates! I loved roller skating as a kid!

Cora with Robin who is a Roller Derby Mama!!! She is a friend of my daughters.

My daughter, Robin and granddaughter.

Fun times....I'm ready to go back to North Carolina, but I don't think it will be for awhile.

A few of my vintage feed sack birdies that I have for sale on etsy and ebay right now!!!


  1. What a wonderful place to go for a hike, love waterfalls. I should go down there, have family I can stay with, but have to wait for bill to get some time off. Love the photos of your family, we used to hike with my son in a backpack, he was so light.


  2. What a beautiful place for a hike! You have a beautiful family ~ Happy Birthday to your grandson! :)

  3. Such a Beautiful place and such wonderful pictures you took.
    What a lovely family you have.
    Happy Belated Birthday to both!!!
    Hope all their wishes come true.
    I just love your birdies!!!
    Prim Blessings

  4. What a wonderful trip! Oh how I miss the mountains! Can't wait to go back to NC this summer!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  5. What BEAUTIFUL pictures of nature. Happy Birthday to your Grandson.
    Your family pictures are beautiful. Everyone looks like they had a ball.

    Prim Blessings,

  6. Beautiful pictures. I'm in Georgia so I'm going to have to check this place out. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time for you grandson's birthday. smiles - BJ

  7. Breathtaking shots of Mother Nature~ some gave me goosebumps~Wow~

    Happy Happy Birthday to the little one~ family fun!!!

    Love the birds~
    have a great day~

  8. As always.. love your pics! It made me miss the mountains! My husband and I haven't been there for several years... maybe it's time to take a trip!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. That sounds like such a fun weekend. Thanks for taking us along on your hike. It was beautiful. We go roller skating as a family quite a bit. The kids aren't so great at it yet, I fall down alot, but it is so much fun. I am glad you had a good time. -Steph-

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