Fields with hay rolls drying out in the fields. You can spot the farmhouse in the background, just before the mountains. This was a common site along Western North Carolina.
A beautifully dilapidated church where nature seems to be winning out. The brick and the worn entrance give this church some character.
From an overlook at Pilot Mountain we could see down onto a freshly plowed field. The white farmhouse sits to the left of the property.
Andy Griffith’s house in Mayberry. Oh wait, nope. This was the home in Mt. Airy that was filmed and was Andy’s house in the show.
The fencing outside of an old vegetable garden. The wooden posts are sharpened on one end to keep the critters out.
Old farm building out at Hutchinson Homestead in Stone Mountain State Park. You can get a glimpse of how farmers lived back in the 19th century. It was really neat walking through this site.
This 600 ft. granite dome forms Stone Mountain that is the centerpiece of Stone Mountain State Park, NC.
We pass by a buffalo farm out on our way to Mount Jefferson. It is hard to imagine that a large population of buffalo used to roam the lands here.
Old wooden fence posts wrapped with barb wire fence. The grass has grown up tall all around, better watch out for ticks. This is a quick and easy fence to put up to keep livestock from roaming around.
Flat Top Manor or Moses Cone Manor off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Moses Cone completed construction on his home in 1902. The manor is built in the grand Colonial Revival style with 20 rooms, 13,000 square feet.
A large oak tree stand solitary in a beautiful field off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The large branches dispers all round it.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a popular destination, especially during the summertime and on weekends. The Julian Price Memorial Park area is packed on this beautiful Sunday.
A true wood fence lines some property out on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is also containing some cows on the other side.
The historical Grove Park Inn was built in 1912 and opened for operation in 1913. The Grove Park in was built in the Arts and Crafts style and was a treat to see in person.
During our hike in Graveyard Fields we passed by this cool looking tree. The trunk seems to twist up towards the sky.
We make our way towards the Upper Falls in Graveyard Field. The weather worked out well for our morning hike.
Large rolled hay bales for sale off the side of Crab Creek Road. Wildflowers line the front of the fence and mountains fill in the background. This is common scenery in Western North Carolina.
Table Rock State Park located in South Carolina. We finally see mountains after traveling all through South Carolina.
Table Rock State Park up ahead off of the two lane highway. We finally hit the mountainous region of South Carolina.
Railroad tracks near an old train depot. Train depots gave life to towns and allowed for the exchange of goods and visitors.
Newly wed, newly homeowner, and newly resident. Dianna, an original Those Guy has a lot on her plate right now but we know she is more than capable of conquering all. Her and her husband’s cute new home.
In the south a home is not complete without a porch. We had an opportunity to visit Dianna in her new home and had to see the all important back porch set up.
People walking across the suspension bridge in Falls Park. In the background a look at the upper falls of Reedy River. The park was full of people enjoying the outdoors and good weather.
The field were the Battle of Cowpens was fought. An important Patriot victory by Brigadier General Daniel Morgan during the Revolutionary War. It was an interesting thought to be standing on ground where our countrymen fought for an independent America.
Green River Road is the centerline of the Battle of Cowpens. Patriots and Loyalists set up fronts along this road. Patriots fought under Brigadier General Morgan and Loyalists under Banastre Tarelton. The park has signs along the road to help you understand what the armies went through that day.
Hay rolled and ready to be sold, sits out in the field to dry. A large field off a two day lane road in South Carolina.
We drove through what apparently is the “Peach Capital of the World” Johnston, South Carolina.
Peach trees lined up in the groves, waiting to be picked. We drove past many peach groves today.
A view of the Stewart’s backyard. Their pool looks out onto a cove in Lake Murray. Needless to say we had very comfortable accommodations.
The Galapagos Tortoise exhibit at the Riverbanks Zoo. With it being so warm these guys were actually moving around quite a bit.