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8.14.2014

MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES.

Two weeks ago I left work on a Friday and headed to the mountains of North Carolina. My family and some friends were staying at a cabin in the mountains, and I went up for the weekend to celebrate my mama's birthday and my parents' anniversary. The drive was breathtaking. I basically wanted to stop every five seconds to take pictures of the rolling mountain ranges, but I realized it would take me six hours instead of three to arrive at my destination if I kept stopping. So I just stared instead and tried to take it all in without running off the road. :)

We were staying near Franklin, but also spent a day in Highlands, which is gorgeous!! We ate yummy sandwiches at Mountain Fresh Grocery, stopped to look at waterfalls, shopped in the rain, played the longest game ever of Settlers of Catan, and witnessed the most glorious sunset. In advance, I'd like to say sorry I'm not sorry for all of the sunset pictures. I will forever be that person that is in awe of every single day's end.






























WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO WEEKEND?

26 comments:

meg pitts said...

We get to go spend the weekend in the mountains in a few weeks. Can NOT wait!

Kaitlin Rose said...

Highlands is my favorite mountain town! I'm asking Husband to take me there for my birthday!

Robyn Black said...

so, so pretty! we are spending a weekend in the NC mountains for my birthday next weekend & these photos made me even more so excited!

Amy said...

I. literally. just. died. at those last sunset pictures. I want them. I want them all.
You should put THOSE in a shop somewhere. gah. the sunset wit hthe fog. my goshhhh

Katelin said...

I take too many sunset photos myself (if that's even possible (; ) but those are gorgeous photos! Looks like a beautiful place. I'm headed for a lakeside vacation tomorrow. I'm sure I'll take plenty of sunset pictures.

Laura Jean said...

We went to the Smokey Mountains for our honeymoon and LOVED IT. So gorgeous and they are literally smokey. We also hiked on the Appalachian trail which hugged the border of North Carolina. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Madison said...

Gorgeous!!! What a fun trip :)


Also yay that your ad is working!!!

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

This looks so beautiful! Tyler and I keep routing for the east coast! I showed Tyler a couple of your photos this morning and he loved them too!

Gina Alyse said...

Wow-- what incredible sights! These photos are breathtaking! I didn't realize how much I love the mountains until last year, now I love hiking and taking adventures in the mountains any time I have the chance! Thanks for sharing this inspiration :)

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

this looks so fun!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh so fun!! Can't wait to see pictures!

Megan McIlvaine said...

It was so adorable! I had never been.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh have so much fun!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Coming from you, that means a lot!! Because I think your photos are so awesome all the time. ;) Seriously though, that sunset with the smoky clouds...I died. I couldn't stop taking pictures.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Thank you!! It seriously was such a glorious sunset. Have so much fun at the lake!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh fun!! I think it would be awesome to hike the whole A.T. some time...but that would require me taking a few months off work ;)

Megan McIlvaine said...

Yes! Well, I am just adding it into each post for right now until I can figure out another way. Thanks for your help, girl!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Come visit me! We'll go to the Smokeys!

Megan McIlvaine said...

I LOVE the mountains. They are just so beautiful!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

It was! When you come to Tennessee, I'll take you to the mountains. They are different from the Rockies, but still beautiful. They have a softness to them. :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

You're welcome!! Thanks for letting us stay! We had a great time. :)

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

softness.. I like that.

Megan McIlvaine said...

:)

Caitlin said...

I love all the shots from your weekend trip. That area looks so beautiful! I especially love the foggy views + the waterfall!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Thank you! It was seriously so gorgeous!

Emily said...

The answer to your question is... right where you were!! The photos are gorgeous, Meg. Thanks for posting.