Thursday, June 14, 2007
A better place
Shawna and I are away for a few days. 5 days, actually. It has been wonderful to spend time with each other with no interuptions. We are spending our days in Asheville, NC. It is beautiful.
I love Columbus. Believe me, I really love it. But this is a better place. I can't even count how many unbelieveble sites we've seen since we got here yesterday evening.
Today, we drove to Chimney Rock. It's where they filmed "The Last of the Mohicans." Here are a few pictures of our trip. A few are from the drive to Chimney Rock and 2 are during the hike. Once there (and I should say, once we had seen more beauty than I've seen in a few years combined), we hiked up to Chimney Rock, then up higher and around to the top of Hickory Nut Falls.
God gave us incredible weather. It was sandwiched between rain and storms last night and this afternoon. We considered not even going due to it being overcast and the weather people threatening of possible severe storms today. But we forged ahead and as we approached the park the clouds gave way and we enjoyed sunny weather for the entire hike.
Would have liked to have had the boys a few times... we saw some lizards and a snake that was sun bathing right next to the path we were on. I'm convincing myself it wasn't poisonous.
You're going to have to come sometime to see for yourself. If you do... get fit first. That hike was a killer on the way up!