It's been a long cold winter this year so we didn't hesitate to head for the mountains for a day hike the first chance we got. The photo below is of my wife Trina and son Philip taking a nap atop Stone Mountain, located between Elkin and Sparta, NC.
From Stone Mountain State Park we drove up to and along the Blue Ridge Parkway looking for a nice place to watch the sun set. The photo below was taken at a place called "The Lump" and can be found at Mile Post 264. It offers a great view of the surrounding hills and valleys.