Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More Blue Ridge Mountains

On Friday, Day 2 of our outing, we hiked a 5.8 mile circuit up Cold Mountain, admiring spectacular views and high meadows.
I'm wearing multiple layers, while my husband has on shorts!
 We encountered several old boundary walls.


The highest meadow had a 360 degree panoramic view of mountain and valley.
 
 Random kid pics:


We gathered wild apples from a few windblown trees.
 Random nature close ups:






On the way home, we stopped at Towne to pick up Dusty.  Boy, was he happy to see us!  Len took us into the building that will be the new clinic.  Here he is explaining the plans.
 Standing in Dad's new office:
We also had the opportunity to meet the building's tenant, who runs an international market and restaurant.  We brought home some fabulous seasoned meat for a taco dinner.  What a delicious place to have right next door!