Today's Carolina adventure was off up into the mountains again, this time to Saluda to check out Coon Dog Day.
For the uninitiated, Coon dogs are hunting dogs. Several breeds and the cheeky pup above is an English Red.
There were LOTS of dogs to be found in the doggie exhibition area but fearing the loss of yet another pair of shoes to Carolina Clay mud, I opted for the main street jaunt, filled with food vendors, music and sundry other goodness.
From Saluda we ventured off along the Blue Ridge Parkway. An awesome visual feast for anyone interested in mountain and landscape imagery.
Sadly not long after we hopped on the parkway the weather started to close in. We stopped for a bite to eat at Mt. Mitchell hoping to wait the storm out, but to no avail and found ourselves climbing higher into the clouds and getting colder and wetter by the minute.
Eventually after leaving the restaurant were greeted by this.......
The Beemer did a grand job of navigating down the mountainous hair pin bends, but I daresay it might have been quicker in a raft! Probably could have sailed right down the river to the dock in the back garden!!