Earlier this month we took a weekend trip to Banner Elk with my family to get away from the crazy Triad heat and enjoy some nice mountain air in great company. It unfortunately rained all weekend so we weren't able to get a whole lot done outside but still tried to make the best out of the times where it would stop. The cabin we stayed at was in Banner Elk, but we went to Boone and Blowing Rock for the during-the-day activities.
While the hikes were short and the views were foggy, we were still able to enjoy the getaway and I managed to take a few pictures in the process. Nature is truly wonderful. Enjoy!