Today was one of those ah days.
It promised to be at least 60 degrees with blue skies.
Lucky us it turned out to be 70 degrees.
We used the morning to work a bit and then jumped in the car and went off to eat Thai food down in the Pines.
After lunch the plan was to find a pine tree we had read about.
Last year someone went out and took core samples of some of the pines in Weymouth Woods in Southern Pines. They found when taking the samples that one of the pines was 462 years old.
We went over and started walking the trail with no luck.
Mark thought there should be a billboard announcing this tree or at least a big sign pointing to it.
We did find some nice trails and just as we were heading back to the car a ranger walks up.Perfect! Mark asked him about the tree and he told us he would be happy to take us out there.
We were not quite in the right area.
We walked back to our car and then followed him several miles down the road, down a dirt road, parked and walked in to see the tree.
Four hundred and sixty two years old.
A little bed of moss....
a few red berries.....
the tree, the bottom third....
Look close for holes of core samples.
Turned out to be a great day to soak up some sun before the glazing begins.