Looking Glass is a big, granite dome just outside Brevard, NC (south of Ashville). Daddy and Luke had been there before and thought it would be a wonderful place to bring the families. They were right!!
We had a wonderful day climbing. I forgot my camera but thanks to Luke Laesar, we have some good ones to post. Lucas and Layton were the star climbers of the day. Kestrel and Axel were the star dirt diggers. What a beautiful day!
Mel & Layton hiking in.
The gang: Mommy, Axel, Layton, Kestrel, Mel, Clay, Mike & Luke (photographer)
Daddy headed up.
Lucas' turn to climb while Layton cheered him on.
Lucas was very excited and had no hesitations about going to the top.
If you look closely, you can follow the rope up, just below the top trees and you'll see Lucas. Yep, he was up there...WAY UP THERE!
Then, it was Layton's turn and he too made it to the top.
Lucas (4 yrs) & Layton (3 yrs)
Axel (~15 months) & Kestrel (~ 1 yr)Mel & Kestrel hiking out.
Waterfall near the parking lot. Axel LOVED this waterfall!
Our little hiker.Clay Sykes, opened up his guest house to us and what a treat! It's a beautiful home perfect for a weekend stay. Thank you! We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed seeing the area you've fallen in love with.
Butterfly outside the house. They loved these flowers and gobbled up the necter.
The house was perfect for Star Wars and ice cream!
Of course, I didn't take more photos of the house like I had intended. Hopefully we will be headed back and have another photo opportunity. :)
On the way home, lollipops helped out a little. Yes, he has one for each hand. :)
The DVD player helped too! Check out Lucas "Spring Color" carseat. It was $100 cheaper because of the semi-girly print and it brightens up the car so nicely. :) Sorry Lucas. Luckily, he doesn't seem to mind yet.
See the card we have stuck in the window next to Daddy? That's our car bingo/sun visor. We broke off the visor on the way down. Oops! The Jetta is getting a little older (1997) and she's a little quirky after 250,000 miles. We still love her and she's a trooper even with a broken visor.
An absolutely wonderful trip despite the long drive!