This past Thursday, to celebrate Nick finishing his program and to get some much anticipated time away with one another we packed up and headed to Boone- back to the bed and breakfast we stayed at on our honeymoon 10 1/2 months ago! 🙂

Arriving at the Lazy Bear Lodge in Valley Crucis, NC! 🙂

The innkeeper has a beautiful garden and Koi pond in front.

The view from our balcony porch:

Our first full day we headed to Grandfather mountain…

Nick found some things to climb,

We saw some wildlife,

(When hiking I grabbed a tree to stabilize myself and squished this little guy… took me a few minutes to recover but the slug was unharmed. )

And of course we saw some breath-taking views,

A great first day of a wonderful trip!