My good friend Jim invited me and Karen to spend Memorial Day Weekend with him and his companion Noreen at his cabin in the woods near Lake Lure. We jumped at the chance to enjoy more time in these beautiful mountains.
Jim bought himself a boat from a man who rigged it with cool gadgets. We took it for the first test run on scenic Mirror Lake just down the hill from Jim’s cabin.
Jim had never seen the boat outfitted and some assembly was required. We worked through the rigging and the vessel performed admirably.
Hiking trails abound in the area. We chose the Rumbling Bald Trail and it did not disappoint.
A cool beverage after a nice hike in the woods is always welcome. We relaxed by the Broad River behind the little known Tiki Bar in Lake Lure.
Fierce winds from a thunder storm that rumbled through the mountains during the night wiped out close to 100 of the vendors’ tents that had been set up Friday for an arts and crafts festival in Lake Lure. It put a real damper on the town’s weekend festivities.
We will make many more visits to share and explore this area with friends. Lake Lure is a special place and only two hours from home.