Friday, June 11, 2010

Trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains

This past weekend our family and a friend of mine, Kate, traveled to the Blue Ridge mountains for a 75 mile bike race my that Dad and Carter were in. For the two days before the race we went camping, or "cabin camping" if you prefer. 
Cute little cabin is it not?

This is the breakfast Dad cooked us the first morning, it was delicious.

So delicious Dad didn't ever bother with a plate.

After breakfast we headed to Altapass Apple Orchard. Since there weren't any apples and it was raining we stayed inside and watched Emily and Dad play checkers, or rather watch Dad beat Emily in checkers. :P

Everyone's faces are so funny here, Carter thinks that Kate said something ridiculous, Dad looks like he just ate something that tasted disgusting, Emily is fixing her hair and... I think everyone is wierd. 

After lunch in the car we headed to Mast General Store, we have some friends who's ancestor founded this store.

We had a lovely afternoon listening to blue grass music on the back porch. 

I took advantage of a lovely stream nearby for some pictures

Charlotte really wanted to go gem mining and since we were not able to hike because of the rain she got her wish. 
Kate and Emily

Three diligent miners

There was a trout farm in the same place as the mining so Charlotte insisted on getting a picture on the fish. 

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