I Love the Mountains!

There are so many interesting places to visit in the Smokey Mountains.  I was just at Sugar Mountain, and now here I go again.  This time we visited Lake Lure for a couple of days to meet up with some friends.  Lake Lure is about two hours west of Charlotte and is named one of the 10 most beautiful man-made lakes in the world by National Geographic (Of course, this was according to the boat tour guide, so it has to be true).

Lake Lure

We stayed at Lake Lure Inn again.  It is a great place.  If you want to know more about it, check out my post here.  This time we decided to do the boat tour of the lake, which was very relaxing and entertaining.  I would love to have a house on the water there, but I’d probably have to sell my kids to afford one (hmmmm, no, I love them, right?).

We also stopped to check out the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.  Wow, if you are into gardening, you have to check this place out.  Words can’t describe the beauty of this flowering monument to . . . see, I can’t come up with the words to describe it.

I guess I’ll have to go with a picture:


The butterflies were prettier, but this guy just loved that flower.