Last year around this time, my sweetie decided to give me the best birthday present imaginable.
Friday evening, he told me I needed to pack an overnight bag, that on Saturday, when I finished at work, he would pick me up. Exciting! He would not tell me more than that. Saturday came, I finished my day and off we set on this surprise journey.
After picking me up, he did tell me where we were going, he was taking me to snow!
The forecast showed a possibility of snow as far south as middle Georgia. He had checked out several places and had decided not to take a chance on Georgia snow and chosen a B&B in Highlands N.C.
About 90 miles out of town we came across the first signs of snow. Then there was more and more!
We exited the interestate to snap the first shot of our snow-venture.
North of Atlanta, almost to the state line, guess what? The S.N.O.W. was. gone! Poor Will was a little disappointed but we were looking forward to a night away.
As we approached the Georgia line the sun was setting. We crossed over into N.C. and started up the "mountain" in the dark. After a few miles I started to notice something. Through the dark, under the trees - white stuff. More snow! Yes!
We wound our way in the dark up the road. More snow. Some Ice. It was beautiful!
We arrived at the bed and breakfast, crunched through the snow to the warmth of the inn through sites straight out of Christmas song.
The next morning we were out early taking in the area and the snow!
And yes! Snow Angels are a must!
There was a park down the road from the B&B that we heard had a beautiful view. It was iced over, so no driving up the half mile road to the view. So we hoofed it, out of shape, but we made it. A half mile, up a steep incline, out of shape and on ice? Yes, even a meesly half mile whooped me (a flatlander). I have not fallen on ice in years, but what a trip back to a time long since passed.
The view was spectacular, the wind chill biting, the birthday gift - the best.
Sled on over to Carries for more photo phun!!