On Saturday night after we returned from the festival, we had some chili I had prepared earlier in the crockpot. I LOVE my crockpot. It was so great to come back to a warm cabin and yummy smells greeting us in the cozy kitchen. We all got in our jammies and had a nice dinner. Then we sat on the front porch with some hot cocoa. We were all hoping to see the resident bear we had been warned about. Apparently, he likes to sit in the neighbors flower bushes. Of course, we would be at a safe distance, but we all hoped to get a glimpse. He must have been out foraging for his last meals before winter because we never did see him.
The next morning, we packed up and headed our for our last day of fun.
We packed a picnic lunch and headed to the top of Mount Jefferson.
You can see three states from there and several mountain ranges.
It was beautiful, but so cold. 43 and WINDY!
We all agreed it was great to see, but we didn't want to eat our lunch there.
We headed back down and found a lovely park in Boone.
We set up our picnic, ate and then let the kids play for a couple of hours.
It was a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday.