A couple of weeks back Mom and Pop took a scenic drive to the next county over to see Lake Junaluska, a 200 acre lake in the mountains.
It is the home of the World Methodist Council and they have retreats and conferences there year round. It is also a lakeside community of about 2500 people.
|Wood bridge over the dam|
It is a dammed lake and this old wood bridge goes over the dam - makes a lot of noise when cars drive over the boards.
Some homes on the lake are new like this one and others date from 1913 when they first built the lake and community. This side of the lake is very steep and the homes have many steps up or like the one below - an outdoor elevator to get up!
|Home with an outdoor elevator|
The town offers a 3 mile walkway around the lake over two bridges. One bridge cuts off the last mile making it a 2 mile walk - this is the one the beans took. The last leg of the walk is a rose garden with flowers of all colors and sizes. They were still blooming in late September when they visited but probably are not now.
There are many ducks, geese and water fowl that live here too - and all pretty used to people. Bet they get fed well.
|Bridge cutting off the last mile.|
|One of many feathered residents.|
Hope you enjoyed this week's trip. Next week we may be seeing some fall foliage so check back in! Have a great weekend - are your beans doing anything special?
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