HERE. Several people commented about it being cold there that day... To tell you the truth, I cannot remember a time when I was any colder than I was that day on top of that mountain.... It was unbelievably cold.
Today I will show you more from that trip. Above is a picture of the top of the mountain (where we went)---from below, as we were driving up there.
Be sure to click on the photos to see enlargements.
I had to take this picture of George with "MILDRED" the Bear. Mildred came to the Grandfather Mountain area about 1968. She loved it there --and raised her 'family' while there. The bears there now are all descendents of Mildred....
There was also a Mildred Grill and a FUDGE Shop..... We had our lunch in the car --so we didn't visit the grill, AND I just couldn't get anywhere near that Fudge Shop.... TOO tempting!!!!! ha
After leaving the Visitor Center (Nature Museum), we then continued up the mountain to see the Mile High Swinging Bridge (shown in Part I).
If you ever get to the mountains of North Carolina, be sure and check out Grandfather Mountain. We hope to go back sometime and do some hiking. (All of the hiking trails were closed when we were there due to snow on the trails.)
Have a fabulous day.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
|Mile High Swinging Bridge --as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway|
We picked a beautiful, clear day ---but I must admit that it was an extremely cold and WINDY day when we were there. The temperature was in the low 30's ---but the wind made it feel much much colder. In fact, that is the coldest that I think I've been in a long, long time. We only had on our rain jackets ---and even with my hands in my pocket, they actually BURNED when I was out there... We loved it--but want to go back in better conditions!!!!!
There's so much to do there (Nature Museum, Gift Shop and Restaurant, FUDGE Shop (which I didn't even attempt to go into ), Animal Hibitats, Overlooks, and lots of Hiking Trails).... If you ever get a chance, visit Grandfather Mountain!!!!
Today, I'll only share photos of the BRIDGE ---and will share more from other areas in another blog post. Hope you enjoy the photos. Be sure to click on them for enlargements. Above is a picture we took of the Swinging Bridge from down on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
SINGING Bridge since, when the wind blows, the bridge 'sings' in the same way as a harmonica. We loved hearing it SING when we were there.
OH---did I mention that it was COLD that day????? ha ha ha
Have a fabulous weekend ---and welcome to DECEMBER tomorrow!!!! (Can you believe it?????) You had better not be naughty this month!!!! Santa is watching!!!! I will see you on Monday.