Monday, December 22, 2008

My Birthday Trip to Sparta

Joy and I went to Sparta, NC over my birthday and stayed at a rental called the "Mahogany Rock House". We stayed two nights and had a wonderful time. A surprise snow storm came early on our first morning and turned the world into a truly mystical place. We went for a short drive on the Blue Ridge parkway and had it all to ourselves. No other people, wind causing the snow to swirl and twist. There were no sounds except for the snow blowing and no sights except beauty.

Sparta was also fun. Just big enough to have some places to hang out and a few restaurants, but still "local". There are several gift/art shops in town and a coffee shop (with WIFI, woo hoo!). I am beginning to make it a favorite destination. Expect to see me back. Also, the drive approaches being perfect. It is only 2.5 hours and is very scenic, goes by Greensboro, has a stop off at Pilot Mountain State Park for Scenic views and a stop off at the town of Pilot Mountain for more diversions and an excellent restaurant.

So thank you Joy for a wonderful birthday and excellent companionship!

The Mahogany Rock House

Parkway Magic

The View from our house

Joy on Pilot Mountain

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