Posted by: Karen (Betty Bear) | April 12, 2012

more hikes, a long drive and teeth

Here it is Thursday, so I didn’t tell you about Tuesday or Wednesday’s hikes. And I know you have been checking here on a near hourly basis to hear about them. Right? Right?

Tuesday’s hike was from Bass Lake up to the Cone Manor House where we started Monday’s hike. It was similar in that it was about 2.5 miles up switchbacks and then all the way back down. Here’s the house: and here’s the view from the front porch. Wouldn’t that be an awesome view to have right outside your front door? If you look carefully, you can see the lake way, way down. If you go to the previous post here, you can find the links to the house which is now a park site and Moses Cone, the man.

Wednesday we hiked in 46 degrees (Fahrenheit) and 25 mile an hour winds. We kept it to a 3 mile hike through woods and pastures and were very, very glad to get back to a warm shower.

Today, the kids and the dog and I drove from NC all the long way back to NJ. Drives like that make me long to have one of them old enough to share in the driving. My butt hurts, my back hurts and my brain hurts.

Tomorrow, very early, I have to drag the girl child out of bed and to the oral surgeon to have her wisdom teeth out. Think good thoughts for her, please!



  1. Well yes, I’d LOVE to wake up to that view. And live in that house!

    Having a second (or 3rd, 4th, and 5th) driver IS wonderful. Very handy.

    Fingers crossed and Healingly Postive Outcome Mind Darts headed her way.

    • It sure is pretty there, although I would think driving up in winter might be tough!

  2. Wow, what a fun trip!

  3. I hope the extraction of teeth goes VERY smoothly! FGBVs!!

  4. The Cone house is beautiful — we stopped there once on our way somewhere or other. Hoping the tooth stuff went smoothly.

    • I was only in the house once when there was a craft exhibit there, but it was lovely. And the views!!

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