We all survived my first girl's weekend!!!!
If you're new here then you may not know that I LOVE hiking and the mountains.
For years, before ever getting married and having a baby, I was part of hiking groups galore!
It's one of my main reasons to move to North Carolina.
Since then, I met my very best friend here in Charlotte through a hiking group and I'm so thankful.
We get along and travel so well together and she's all around a GREAT friend.
So, this was my first weekend since baby to go away and hike, hang, and drink wine.
I have several other posts planned about our trip but for now an overview.
We visited the Banner Elk Winery.
No food, or cheese or anything to enjoy while there.
Didn't buy anything because I felt it was overpriced for the quality.
Just my opinion.
Drove into town and looked for a place to lunch at 3:30pm.
Everyone was in transition into dinner but we found a place.
Then we spent the rest of the night hanging out, catching up and drinking...
What else do you do on a Friday sans baby the next day?
Despite the wine consumed the night before we hiked 6-miles the next day on a hike I now consider the best in the area.
I would say NC, but it's actually TN, but it's right on the border.
I was really worried about a muddy trail giving all the rain we've had this Summer but this hike was perfect as Jeff suggested.
It's now one of my favorites in all of this region.
It's a ridge trail, per say, that takes you through the forest then through fields and fields.
With views to die for.
There are even goats along the way that kids get a huge kick out of!
Today we decided to hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway because it was on our way home.
Sad to say but it all was ridiculously muddy.
We actually turned around on one trail and went to another.
It wasn't muddy at the top though.
Rough Ridge Overlook is one of my favorites
Avery County rocks the casbah.
Such a great weekend with such a great friend.
So thankful for an awesome husband who's supportive and is willing to take care of our baby girl.