Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday Date in the Mountains

Rick and I had a spur of the moment date Saturday. After I came in from my quiet time at the bench in the morning I asked him if he would take me up for a ride in the mountains. He agreed, wasn't that sweet?

One of my coworkers had went last week and shared some beautiful pictures of her hike. The trees up there were starting to turn so it was beautiful. We went up 181 into the Pisgah Forest. Up past Jonas Ridge we went to an old country store, then on to an outdoor vegetable market and up the road for some fresh nuts. We then stopped for lunch at the Italian Pizza restaurant. Never been there before but boy was it good! Headed back down we found the hiking trail at Upper Creek. We hiked for a little while with a promise to go back when we had more time to stay longer. The trail was challenging in the way of finding footing with nothing to hold on to with lots of rocks and tree roots.

These next 2 pictures is a stop by the side of the road at the entrance to a housing development.

This is a part of the old country store. They were making apple butter in a copper pot and I got to take a turn stirring. Also, a taste. Mmmmmm.


  1. It seems that you had wonderful time together... beautiful photos...

  2. Beautiful pictures Mom, glad you found them! Let's make a date for us all to go sometime! :o)