The day after James' birthday, we drove drove a couple of hours to Chimney Rock. This was part one of a two part bucket list weekend. We had heard about the beautiful hiking to be found at Chimney Rock, and I had an additional motive--
The last 17 minutes of this movie were filmed there. We watched this movie a lot growing up and it is one of my all time favorites. So! Let's continue...
Here is the view of Chimney Rock from the ground. Chimney Rock is the little chimney sticking out from the mountain on the left.
To get to the top of Chimney Rock, you basically trek right up a lot of stairs. Lucy really wanted to do them herself, she had her little hand reaching as high a she could on the hand rail and kept saying, "Ok! I got it!" and "Good job, Mommy!" So funny.
Seriously...how beautiful are these mountains?
I was really glad we started the day with Chimney Rock, because the rest of the hiking was pretty level and easy for the kids to do. After Chimney Rock we hiked to Hickory Nut Falls. This hike was special for me because it is where The Last of the Mohecans was filmed.
You used to be able to hike the trail they were on, but it's no longer an option. Hickory Nut Falls is in the film, and it was a beautiful hike.
Little Lucy and her carrots...she loves to eat them down to the ends and then grab a new one. Weirdo:)
James looking for gold :)
It was honestly one of my favorite days. In closing I will leave you with this clip, which Terrys quote a lot. Too much? Not if you're a Terry.