Well we tried to.
We left here Saturday morning leaving Beverly in charge of the store.
We took our time driving up to Blowing Rock NC.
It takes us about 3- 31/2 hours to get there.
We stopped in Boone for supplies at a store, beer and food stuff and then off to stay at a friends condo for some R&R.
As we can into the town we noticed it was "Art in the Park" day in Blowing rock.
We thought we should go check it out.
I said as we walked in to the park," this will be fun we won't know anybody. "
Yea- go ahead and chuckle.
The first potter we saw was from Seagrove!
And then we came up on Potters John Garland and Mary Paul from Freechild studio outside of Raleigh.
We all had a good laugh and as we stopped to talk with them.
We invited them back to the condo for take out pizza and beers after the show was over.
Then on we went and we stop in to see Jen Mecca.
I walk right in and said, "Hi, I am Meredith Heywood, from Whynot Pottery and I read your blog."
She laughed and we had a good chat about blogs and pottery.
I love her work and found her to be so thoughtful and charming.
I will continue to keep up with her through her Blog and I hope I see her again.
As you can tell I did not have my camera with me- no pictures of the potters or pots!
The next morning we went for a hike just off downtown Blowing Rock.
The trail is called Glen Burney Trail and there are three water falls along the trail.
It was a cool, crisp morning and the hike down was wonderful.
But- we took so long taking pictures we did not make it to the last water fall.
We decided we needed a reason to come back.
And next time we would bring the water and some food with us!
We found there is a great spot at the second water fall with a nice place to picnic. If only we had known, we would have planned to do so.
We love the downtown area of Blowing Rock with all the shops but we are really there for the mountains, the woods and the water.
The views, although a bit overcast, were food for our eyes and souls.
We read, we hiked and we ate.