Wednesday, May 27, 2009

a few from camping....

We arrived at the Blue Ridge Parkway on Friday night. We knew our campsite since we'd stayed in it over labor day last summer. Set up nice and easy, made dinner went to bed.

Saturday was overcast, very overcast, but warm and no rain yet. So we went to Moses Cone Memorial Park and hiked up the carriage lanes to the fire tower. This is about a 2.5 mile hike up winding gravel roads. We shared the path with horses, other hikers and some great views. There are about 25 miles of carriage paths around the house - we have quite a few more to try out - when it is not raining!

When done with the hike we went by the arts center at the Moses Cone homestead then headed into Blowing Rock for ice cream. We came back to camp and after dinner went to a ranger talk at the outdoor amphitheater. It started raining at the end of this talk (about 9pm) and really we hd rain on and off (more on than off) for the rest of the weekend.

So...a few pictures.

Making biscuits at the campfire - a new favorite for breakfast

Starting out on the hike - going under the parkway...

Hiking up to the fire tower

Stopping along the way to enjoy the view

At the top!

Moses Cone's vacation home - now an artist's craft center