My mom is in town all week, while Andrew is out of town for work, to celebrate my birthday… I turned 23 today!! I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday. We spent our day hiking to gorgeous waterfalls in Western NC, taking lots of pictures, and eating. This birthday was the most memorable thus far! We had no distractions whatsoever (no phones, tv, computers, etc.) other than our cameras! Along with the many other things we have in common, today was a perfect day to share our like interests: hiking, talking, and taking pictures. The temperature was perfect as well, never breaking 60F.
We even hiked up to the covered bridge at the top of the High Falls, which was only about 1 mile away from this view. It was jaw dropping…
We spent our afternoon in Brevard where we shopped, took an ice cream stop (I ordered a delicious pumpkin spice ice cream), and rested for a bit before heading to our last 2 waterfalls on the agenda.
My mom used to come to this next waterfall a lot when she was my age with her friends to swim under in the summer. It’s called Skinny Dip Falls and is about 1.25 miles off of 276 N (1/4 of a mile from Looking Glass):
Overall, we hiked around 10 miles total. We’re tired girls now
My birthday dinner since I was a little girl has ALWAYS been my Dad’s spaghetti. So Dad, since you’re not here this year- you owe me!!
However, my favorite meal my Mom made when I was young was her Chicken Pot Pie with a side of Apple Sauce. So, she made just that for me for my birthday dinner… except she made it all veggie. She’s so thoughtful!
Vegetable Pot Pie with a side of Apple Sauce
Two extremely full bellies later, its movie time!