Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Walk in the Woods...

Today we decided to get a little fresh air and go for a walk. So, everyone packed up and we headed out to Graveyard Fields off the Blue Ridge Parkway for a hike and to pick wild blueberries. The name sounds rather foreboding, but is actually pretty moderate.

Above: Road sign for Graveyard Fields.

Above: Another shot of the scenery from the road.

Above: The swimming-hole at the base of the waterfall.

Above: This is a picture taken at the top of the waterfall of Sheila's painting set up at the bottom. If you CLICK HERE you can see the painting she was working on. Apparently the name of the waterfall is the Yellowstone Prong.

Above: This is a shot of our yield. We found tons of wild blueberries and blackberries. It was a lot of fun going out with the family. My mom and dad were there and Azalea was having a blast running around helping pick berries.

After our adventure in the woods, we stopped at the Moose Cafe right near the Farmer's Market for a late lunch/ early dinner. It was so good! I had, quite possibly, the best chicken tenders that I've ever eaten. We wound down the night with games of Bananagrams, dice, and watching Mrs. Henderson Presents.


Christina J. said...

That sounds like a wonderful day.

Andrew Thornton said...

It certainly was! We've been just having the best time.

Graveyard Fields said...

Great Graveyard Fields photos! Kudos on your berry haul.