We said goodbye to our son and his family yesterday and headed south to Staunton, VA on the backroads. The quilt shop I remembered was still there but much smaller and, well, it didn't take long to see.
We then drove more main roads for a while until we had to take a road less traveled to get to Crabtree Falls, "the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River". This is the lower part of the first falls - it's pretty difficult to get the higher falls in the picture from where we were. And it was much too warm to hike even a mile.
We traveled on enjoying a gorgeous but very warm day.
We arrived at our next rental in Hillsborough, NC. It is very nice, especially the wonderful air conditioning! Have I mentioned that it is very warm - the heat index today was in the triple digits. Outside our door last night, I noticed a couple of deer. It is very quiet here.
We both went to bed early last night and slept in late this morning. We used a lot of energy last week and we are catching up.
Today we visited the Hillsborough Visitor Center.
Even though we found interesting things to do, we stopped by the yarn shop, bought a few groceries, and came home to read, nap, knit... It is just too warm to be outside.
Have I mentioned that it's very quiet here - I already miss those 5 grandchildren.
Tomorrow we will visit some friends in Durham.