Sunday, August 18, 2013

A "Mini Break"

Good morning.
I hope that everyone is having a great weekend.
Has anyone read Bridget Jones? Or seen the movie with Renee Zellweger? There is a scene where she and Hugh Grant are diving off in a convertible on a mini break. I always think of this term when I head off on a short adventure.
After work on Friday Rich and I got some dinner and headed over to Winston-Salem, NC.



Fortunately the rain held off.


At 8pm the ghost tour started.



Our creepy guide.


It was a lot of fun. One of the stories was about the Salem Female Academy(quite famous for the needlework that was done at the school).
After that we headed to our hotel so that we could get up early the next morning to head further up the road to visit Pilot Mtn.
It was raining when we got up so we made a couple of stops before leaving WS.



Winston-Salem is the home of Krispy Kreme Donuts and the hot light was on so we stopped for a donut. Then ran into Trader Joe's for a couple of things.
Then we headed further north to Pilot Mountain.


See the knob?


Quite imposing. In the 14 years we have lived in NC we have never explored this area. Fortunately the rain was holding off so we were able to hike some.



It was pretty rugged but beautiful and different than what we normally see when we hike.


After that we headed over to Hanging Rock state park.
This park is beautiful too.



There is a lake. No one was boating or swimming. Rain continued to threaten and it was very cool. Actually it seemed more like October.


We hiked a couple more miles.


Rich and I will definitely have to visit these 2 parks again. They were gorgeous and we didn't get to see everything. They have also opened a new highway connector that probably takes about 20 minutes off our travel time to this area.
We got home at about 4pm and I was able to stitch a little.



Today I hope to recover from all the excitement after I get the grocery shopping done.

Have a great Sunday!
Chris
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25 comments:

Shirlee said...

Great photos! I have never been lucky enough to be near a Krispy Kreme when the light is on. Glad you managed it : )

Monica said...

Very nice. Would love the ghost tour!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Sounds like a great mini break. That's my favourite kind of break - I think you tend to pack more in than on a longer break.

Anne said...

Fun little mini break Chris! We do that too and always have the best time. Great photos of your break and I love that rocky knob! Beautiful stitching too! Hugs from me and Titus :D

Catherine said...

What a fun break!! We used to do more like this before my boys got into playing ball year round...I love watching them play, but I do miss our mini~breaks!

cucki said...

aww sweet..i will love the ghost tour too :)
hugs x

Vickie said...

Good for you two. I am soooo glad I do not live right by Krispy Kreme! Toooo good!

marly said...

Rugged seems to be an appropriate word! Always enjoy tagging along on your adventures.

April said...

I love you Mini Break!! lol Pictures are so beautiful! I hope to one day visit Winston-Salem and I know I will have a Krispy Kreme donut!!!

Cath said...

Looks like a great mini break. Fab progress on your stitching too. x

Krista said...

Yes, I know that scene very well from the Bridget Jones movie... one of my fave movies :) Looks like a fun mini-break!!

Myra said...

What a wonderful mini break - great pictures and you hit the hot sign! As you can tell I am way behind on my blog reading. I am glad you liked your purse, I sure had fun making it for you. Have a good week my friend.

Ann said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the week-end! I"m going to put that on my list of things to do.

Barb said...

One thing I enjoy about blogging is seeing the many different places in our country. Thanks for the mini trip!

SusanS said...

I'm glad you had a great time and the weather cooperated. Haven't been to either park since childhood but I love driving past Pilot Mountain.
Don't guess you ran into Barney and Andy while you were in their neighborhood. And there's nothing like a hot Krispy Kreme!

Vera said...

Hi Chris! Sounds like you and Rich had a great weekend. A little get-away is always good. Are you still doing hot yoga??? Hope work is easing up for you some...

Penny said...

I always enjoy your adventures, Chris! Did the ghosts cooperate and put in an appearance? :) We went on a ghost tour at Fort Delaware a few years ago, but didn't have any ghostly experiences. Fabulous scenery for your hike!

butterfly said...

Great ghost tour, looks like fun, thanks for sharing.
Your stitching is looking great.

Ellen said...

Great mini break, thanks for the beautiful photos!

Hugs,

Annette-California said...

How cool a ghost tour? Loved your mini break & the photos:)
Good progress on your wip.
love Annette

Margaret said...

I enjoyed seeing your mini break. Very nice! Glad the rain was more or less cooperative.

Julie said...

A fun trip, how lovely.

Brigitte said...

Ahhh, a wonderful day out with lots of great pictures.

Anna van Schurman said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Mini or no.

over60andfabulous said...

Welcome to my home, Pilot Mountain!
Come back next month when the leaves will be beautiful & in full glory!
Glad you enjoyed the visit! Mimi
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