We hiked to the top of Bearwallow Mountain in Hendersonville, NC earlier this week, and the views that my eyes beheld were magical. All I saw was rolling hills for miles and miles, and it instantly took me back to our trip to Sam Knob for my birthday last month. The landscape had more touches of green than our previous trip to the top of a beautiful outlook, and the white clouds floating in the blue sky above us made me hum praises the whole time. There was a big open area that allowed the kiddos to play at the top, too, and Braxton ruled every inch of it. He cried when it was time to stop wandering and head back down to the trailhead, and I silently thanked Jesus for his love of visiting new places and desire to always be in the sunshine.
Braxton became buddies with one of the older boys who came on this hike, and it was so cute to watch B follow him around, mimicking his every move. There were several familiar faces on this hike, one of which knew me through my blog. Both crazy and exciting! Her son was the boy that Braxton became buddies with, and she and I had some good conversation, too.
This trail was a little over an hour away from us, which gave B an opportunity to take a short nap to and from our destination. This hike, also, gave me an opportunity to drive on my favorite roads: I-25. Not only does it remind me of being a freshman in college, but the views are also some of the most stunning views that the Upstate has to offer. I love crossing over into North Carolina simply because I get to watch the scenery change from rows of buildings to rows of trees, and there are no words to adequately describe the feeling I get when the car makes it to the top of an incline and my eyes see the landscape laid out before me. Swoon!
The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is responsible for the up-keeping of such a wonderful trail to explore, and I m oh-so-thankful for their efforts because I am a sucker for views like this.