Saturday, November 5, 2011

Labor Day

This year, on Labor Day weekend, we stayed home!! (well, mostly)  This was so nice because it seems like every time there is a 3-day weekend, we are traveling somewhere so kind of missing out on all the relaxing we could be getting in at home.  But, this time, we stayed and relaxed.

However, we did decide to go hiking with Roy in the NC mountains.  We have not been much at all this year, so I really wanted to go.  We went to Chimney Rock, which is part of Grandfather Mountain (about 1.5 hours from our house).  Side note:  Several movies have been filmed here.   The most famous is The Last of the Mohicans.   Pretty cool!  It seems like a lot of movies are filmed in this part of the country (including Charlotte).

Anyway, back to our hike:   some of the trails were blocked off, due to renovations, so the parts we were on involved a LOT of steep climbing.  We were a little concerned about Roy's joints during all the climbing, so we decided not to go all the way to the top.   But we did get lots of fun pictures:

Taking a break near a waterfall

View to the top of the waterfall - it's pretty dry today

Us at the top of "Chimney Rock"
View of the town of Chimney Rock from the top of "Chimney Rock"