|Is This Not Stunning?|
Yay for them.
They got up extra early and drove about 3 hours west to hike a portion of Grandfather Mountain they hadn't yet been on.
|The Views are Amazing!|
(stretching and yawning) I'm so excited.
Mom packed a bunch of snacks and water, and made up a healthy lunch for them for when they got to the top.
|What's Not to Love About This?|
And kitty got nothing.
After a somewhat strenuous hike up to Calloway Peak they were rewarded with some of the most beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
OMG, how awesome is that? How 'bout some awesome views of you poor attention-starved diva here at home all by her lonesome?
A little weary but feeling good about getting in some decent exercise, they arrived back home later in the evening, where they were greeted by their angry feline companion, who demanded to know what they were thinking, leaving her alone for the day.
|Mom at the Bottom of One of the Ladders They Encountered|
(in her best southern belle drawl) I hope y'all had a good time neglecting me. Now freshen up my water, top off my crunchy bits. This here girl's got some attention due her.
Sore and tired, mom and dad look forward to their next trip west for more hiking.
|And this is Cleo Atop her own Grandfather Mountain|
Don't even think about it...