Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Road Trip Rehash - Part 2

I have decided to rush through Part 2 as frankly, work has been killing me (nothing like a vacation to make you need a vacation!!), and I am bored, and don't want to bore you, with the retelling. Anyway, for posterity, here we go, Savannah and beyond...

We stopped in Savannah as one of the fellows from The Hostel in the Forest had asked for a lift to visit his Mum & Dad for Thanksgiving (even though "he could only stand one night" due to fact "they watch TV"). *kids*
The 'squares' - which make up the historic city - are quite beautiful...
And the perfect place to relax and read the paper...

CHARM oozes in Savannah, and its a great place to stop and bike around... Speaking of bikes, these are ours (yes, we did use 'em) in front of an old home...

Bit more majestic..

Famous too: Owen-Thomas House...
(Famed as a place where Lafayette spent the night in 1825, as well as being considered the finest example of English Regency architecture in America - by architectural historians).
Now, off to North Carolina!!!
I confess, when I first saw the mountains, a shiver went through me.. and not of the cold.
The picture doesn't do it justice...
We climbed one too.. up to the flag.
This is Chimney Rock, and the only reason we climbed, is we were too poor to pay the entrance, so snuck in and hiked. It was not easy in the least!
Here's Chimney Rock from another angle. For some reason, they don't use this angle in their advertising publications....
The reason we were poor? We'd gone skiing...
Okay, we didn't ski, we tried to ski, and the only thing I have to say about skiing is DON'T DO IT!!! (Or, at least not without all protective equipment, and the possibility of a snowmobile ride back down). Admittedly this would have been nicer without the snow machines.. they were HORRIBLE (and very, very LOUD)...
I was miserable, and every hair on my head turned into an icicle. Gianinna uses the photo as a 'pick-me up'. Needless to say, you won't see it here. We weren't the only miserable ones though...
Back at camp...
This was nice - and a surprise - as we only went for a little bike ride around the park, not expecting to hike up and see this...
Nothing as impressive as the BIG ONE though....
Pretty country.. I'm glad I went.

Finito!

7 comments:

Oscar1986 said...

nice country, looks a little on the cold side though

Daisy said...

beautiful pictures lady jane...will comment more when i have time...i still need to unpack and have been home since 11/27...lol

Lady Jane said...

Oscar.. good to see you again! BTW, I liked your blog v. much (as I said before, you've fine taste in gin, tobacco and firearms!) I see why you haven't been posting though.. Bienevidos a Miami!

Lady Jane said...

Welcome home Daisy! Nice to see you again:-)

Gia said...

Jane I think that we all need to see and some of us see again how the skiing experiences was for you./.. I think that there's a picture somewhere... ;)

Tuscan Tony said...

I'm not surprised in the least - I for one wouldn't use a picture of an Easter Island Statue wearing a wooly hat to publicize my ski resort.

Lady Jane said...

Gianinna.. you wouldn't dare!

TT.. hmmm, I guess it could pass for that too. I admit, my mind was in other places;-)

P.S. Chimney Rock was close to Lake Lure and had no snow.. Cataloochee was the ski area - on another mountain, about 1 1/2 hours away.