My wife and I, perhaps counting some chickens not quite hatched, went to western North Carolina today to shop for some nice furniture, which we may buy at a later date.
On the way home, I talked my wife into agreeing to a detour through the Black Mountains, one of my favorite hiking and camping areas. We didn't get a chance to do more than just a very short hike (to a swimming hole), but I got this great panoramic shot of the Black Mountains of North Carolina. This spot from a golf course at the base of the peaks, is just about the best grandstand of the northern section of the Blacks.
Well worth the side trip.