More from our Thanksgiving trip to western North Carolina. I love some of these landscape photos and will include them in an “Autumn” stock gallery soon!
Friday morning we decided to leave the property and hike to a waterfall out in the Nantahala National Forest. The drive was supposed to be a manageable 16 miles one way but was actually a harrowing journey around winding mountain roads and hairpin turns that lasted two and a half hours round trip, and we didn’t even hike.
About 20 minutes into the drive, both dogs started drooling and pacing, looking green around the gills. Not too long after, the yellow lab barfed in the backseat.
It’s not a vacation unless someone gets car sick. Glad to report we checked that box.
Once we realized what we had gotten ourselves into, we turned around and set out to fully explore our hiking trails close to home.
They didn’t disappoint.
And with a photogenic stream, fall colors, and a well-placed picnic table en lieu of a tripod, we were able to get some family portraits too!
Last but not least, a gem on the way home. We rounded a bend in the road in South Carolina and caught this view. Amazing.
Where did you spend Thanksgiving 2016?