We took a ride around the Historic Town on our way to dinner
we stopped at the breastworks to stretch
So sad to read about Robert Fitzgerald on missing poster below, sort of put a damper on things for a bit.
Info on- line said he returned here to look for his missing cell phone the next day after hiking and has not been seen since, his car was parked here , I know I would not come out here by myself, never know what can be lurking in these mountains. He was 60 years old.
back on our way
this picture is taken at a sugar shack last year. we didn't get to go to one this year, the one we wanted to see that is more traditional is in McDowell I heard, will double check that - but anyway the picture below shows the bucket on the trees collecting sap.
It's starting to snow here in Virginias little Switzerland as it is called.
We didn't stay to long as we wanted to get off the mountain before it got to rough to drive.
First I had to stop at McDowells for some more maple syrup to take to family
church in McDowell
Inside for sale was buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup
we wanted to have some but the snow started coming down again and we had to get back
I did buy some buckwheat flower
Had to have a piece of Maple Chiffon cake with nuts on the frosting
light and fluffy - yummmm
back at the hotel - this is what went on all night.