Intending to show the best of North Carolina to my brother’s friend who was visiting from Florida, my family journeyed to the Blue Ridge Parkway on Friday. Although the weather forecast said, “partly cloudy,” we met heavy fog on the Parkway.
We made the most of a less-than-ideal situation, eventually abandoning the Parkway for Boone and Valle Crucis (but not before I snapped some ominous fog photos).
…and I snapped one less moody photo because from the valley, the low-lying clouds made the world look Christmas-white.
Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. These posts may grow or change as time passes. Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!
April 21-27, 2018
1. Last weekend, I met a college friend at Pilot Mountain. We had such a great time hiking and catching up!
I should probably quit trusting my brother. You may remember that last year, he lied, “It’s not that far” as we trekked through NYC. This year, he claimed that hiking Mt. Monadnock is easy. In actuality, it is a “steep scramble” up a difficult trail.
Yet, I am quick to forgive him. He had never hiked the mountain himself; he only knew that if you’re in New Hampshire, you should climb the second most-hiked mountain in the world.
So, being the gullible sister that I am, I crawled up the sheer rock. We agreed that the breathtaking views were worth the struggle. After we slid back down the cliffs, we made an executive decision: when you are in Vermont, you have to eat Ben and Jerry’s.