Monday, April 22, 2013

Day Trip to Grandfather Mountain

Hey guys,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have to start by saying what is up with this weather? I thought it was spring? It's kinda chilly here. :/ The cold snap hit us over the weekend after the rain. This, of course, happens after we have made big plans for the weekend. It did change some of those plans, but we made the best of it!

Saturday we went to Grandfather Mountain for the day. We started our visit with lunch at Mildred's Grill. It was delicious. The menu had sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, etc.

They had bird feeders on the deck, so we watched them while we waited for our lunch.

And a friendly squirrel. He was having lunch too! ;)
Sweet Little Mister loved watching the birds.

 After lunch we checked out the gift shop and nature museum. We got a magnet to add to the fridge and Big Mister (my new nickname for the husband;) got a bumper sticker for the car. We then checked out the animal exhibits. Unfortunately, we didn't get any pictures. The animals were hiding for the most part, maybe they were cold too! (John did get a pretty good video of the bear though)

We then visited The Fudge Shop for a treat and to warm up.

My tasty cup of homemade spiced apple cider. Oh so good!

We then continued our way on up the mountain. I snapped a few pictures on the way up. ;)

My sweet silly boy. He just melts my heart.

Yep, it was cold and very windy. We didn't stay here very long!

Beautiful view!

Split Rock

Playing Peek-A-Boo

This is where they have the Highland Scotland Games (Grandfather Mountain's version;)

Family photo. Little Mister had, had it! He was ready to go home. lol

We stopped by one of our favorite road-side stores and picked up some goodies. (Pumpkin Butter (for me), Apple Butter (for the Big Mister), and Apple Cider.) It was a great day, despite the cold weather and I believe we made the most of it.

We didn't get to go to the ball game due to the chilly weather but the good news is our tickets are good all season. So we will hopefully, pick a good warm game to go to soon!

How was your weekend? Sound off below!

<3 anna


  1. I loved going on your hike with you. Split rock is cool. I think I may just have to make a trip to go Grandfather Mountain. What a beautiful place. Oh and the smiles and love of your son. WOW! He is just adorable. Makes me miss my grandchildren so much. It does look like it was a bit cold though.

  2. I enjoyed the visit to Grandfather mountain. What good fun it was.

  3. wow...looks like a very cool place. And little Mister....can see why he melts your heart. :) As for the actually snowed here one day...Have a great week. Loved scrolling the pics.


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