Spring must be around the corner...all of us wanted to get outside for some fresh air this weekend and decided to ride up to the Blue Ridge Parkway for some hiking.
Even in winter with the barren trees and hardly a car in sight, the Parkway is a beautiful drive. However, everyone else must have had spring fever, too, as we found some of the hiking parking lots full.
So we bypassed the more popular Humpback Rocks area and continued on to a hiking trail that Jonathan had scouted out for us.
Here's the gang just before the hike...yes, excited doggies love hiking, too! Since I'm not a hiker, I stayed in the van knitting away on the kitchen towel I posted about last week--lots accomplished.
After the hike we drove down the road a bit to find a turning around spot and happened upon this beautiful view of the Valley.
Rock Point Overlook seemed very familiar to me...I thought I remembered it from years ago when we didn't live in this area but vacationed here instead because we loved the Valley so much. So I came home and scouted around in some scrapbooks to find the picture I was remembering.
This picture was dated 1991 ~ 20 years ago! Oh, my! What a bunch of little cunnings! Where has the time gone?
Okay...enough reminiscing...on with the rest of the post.
Earlier on Sunday for our morning worship, old friends who were in the area stopped by for church with us and for lunch. What an enjoyable time getting to visit with them.
Hannah kept company with the six children at the nook table and enjoyed catching up with them.
And here are the parents of this delightful crew! We posted at Thanksgiving when we visited their beautiful home.
What an enjoyable Lord's Day. We always love having friends here!
** The family has let me know that they think this blog is turning into a "quilting blog." So I'm trying to remedy that situation with this post! However...all those quilters who do enjoy the quilting posts...stay tuned. :)