With Jon’s new job and all of the animals it is hard for us to take a long vacation right now. Over our 3 day Fourth of July weekend we took a trip about 4 hours away to the mountains in Franklin, NC. We had a short stay which included a fair amount of rain and not a lot of time to do everything in the area, but we still had a great time. The first thing we did after arriving and settling in was drive a short distance to see Dry Falls and Bridal Veil Falls in Highlands, NC.
Our one year anniversary was coming up May 20th. We wanted a little weekend getaway to celebrate, but we just couldn’t work it out around the 20th. So, we planned a weekend trip for just the two of us in the mountains at Chimney Rock, NC leaving on the 5th.
Some of our trees and bushes came and were planted, but we were a little worried our apple and peach trees would come while we were gone. Also, we had just planted our first garden so we were a tiny bit anxious. We left our second oldest, a high school senior, at home for the weekend with instructions to water the garden and to keep an eye out for our other trees. If they came we wanted him to put them in the shade and give them some water on the roots. I know they are supposed to last 30 days with that gel stuff on their roots, but that is new to me and well we were nervous about them.
This is the first time we had left him home alone and before we got 2 hours up the road he was calling because he had cut himself at work (restaurant) and was going to the emergency room. Oh my! We were worrying about the trees and garden thinking he’d be OK, and here he is only his second day at a new job and on his way to the ER!! He kept reassuring us it was OK and we didn’t need to come back. He was telling us it wasn’t that bad and he didn’t see why they were taking him to the ER. So, we hesitantly proceeded on our trip checking in with him constantly now. He ended up getting a couple of stitches and texted us pictures! Still he says there is no need to come home.
Other than obsessing over leaving him behind, the garden, and the trees we had a wonderful time at Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. Lake Lure is where they filmed the movie Dirty Dancing. What woman hasn’t seen that movie a few hundred times? We took a pontoon boat ride the first evening and just chilled and enjoyed the gorgeous evening.
Our sweet little cabin: