Thursday, June 19, 2014

A road trip for our anniversary


 It's our anniversary today!  Galen and I have been married for 43 years!  Yep, 43 years!  Hard to believe!    
We thought a road trip might be nice and we could take Otis with us.  Our destination:  Black Mountain

We started out early Tuesday morning and headed west driving toward the mountains on route 64.  


We passed through some wonderful little towns~ Asheboro, Lexington, Mocksville, Taylorsville, Lenoir, Statesville, and Morganton.  Tree lined streets and great little shops.  



We ate a picnic lunch under a pavilion in a church yard.  
Otis almost had my sandwich!  


Silly dog.  


 The second day we travelled through Forest City, Rutherfordton, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Bat Cave, and finally to Black Mountain.


 





Unique flower bed!  


Winding roads.  


At the end of each day Otis was exhausted!


 This mountain range above is called Seven Sisters (at Black Mountain). 


 The town of Black Mountain ~  



Great shops, and restaurants that are "dog friendly"!  




We enjoyed sight seeing, nice walks, shopping, museums, and good food.  It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary!  

'till next time, 

6 comments:

Pondside said...

Happy Anniversary, Donna! You are two years ahead of us. Your road trip sounds like it was a real treat - all those pretty towns.

MAYBELLINE said...

Gosh that looks like a nice trip. Congratulations.

Kerrie said...

Congratulations!! We made it to just one month short of 52yrs. ♥ So sorry about Riley, I choked up when I read he had passed. Wonderful road trip, thanks so much for sharing. Wishing you many, many more happy years and blessings always. ♥

Balisha said...

Happy anniversary. Sounds like a good time was had by "all"
Balisha

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Happy Anniversary! You were in my neck of the woods! I love the little town of Black Mountain too.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Congratulations! What a great way to celebrate, road trips are the most fun, my favorite way to travel.