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Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring in the Carolinas

Good morning,

The beautiful dogwood tree above is at a rest stop in North Carolina.
This beautiful place is more of a park than what we find at most highway rest stops.
It's a perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch.
Look!  There's that handsome man I see everywhere taking pictures.  ;)
 Back on the highway heading South we found Spring trimming happening along the highway. 
 There were three of these teams trimming and cutting trees along the highway.  There was a whole lot of firewood out there!
We drove under the Blue Ridge Parkway and were soon in Columbia, South Carolina, where we spent the night.

More of our journey tomorrow.  I hope you're enjoying our trip with us.




Diana said...

That's odd. That handsome man appeared to have a camera attached to his face, LOL!!! Pretty trip so far Lois! Love Di ♥

Ricki Treleaven said...

What a *gorgeous* rest stop! I don't think I have ever seen one so pretty. Thanks for the lovely pictures, especially the dogwood tree.

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...enjoying the trip,but I will be glad when I catch up with you.
Now that spring is here I a right out straight with so much to be done...and I couldn't wait...well for warmer weather!!!
Beautiful area's you trip is providing, the country side, and places you have stopped are lovely to see!!
It is so unfortunate for those who's lives have been torn apart in the recent Tornado's. Hope thats over !!
Travel safe ♥ Grace

Judy said...

Our son and dil lived in NC...I don't think we ever went there in the spring. Everything looks so nice and green and blooming.

Montanagirl said...

That's a beautiful rest stop!

TexWisGirl said...

so, mr. handsome man needs to post a few pix of a certain lady he keeps running into! :)

Anonymous said...

You're right, that's a niiice rest stop... nicer than some of the parks I've seen! =)

Anonymous said...

Loe those North Carloina Rest Stops! So pretty and green and blooming trees!! Can't get much better than that!! OH! and they have handsome men with cameras!!...debbie

Christmas-etc... said...

So much fun to travel along with you, as always!! You have a very special blog, Lois!!
Hope you have a lovely time!

EG CameraGirl said...

The dogwood blossoms are so beautiful! I admire towns and states that create beautiful rest areas.

Deere Driver said...

Where you see tree trimmings and firewood, I see goat food and firewood. They love those pine trimmings! Keep the cherry away though. Deadly!

Elaine said...

I have always loved dogwood trees and that one is a beauty. The rest stop is definitely a cut above the normal! This is a beautiful time of year for your trip south.

Karen said...

I love your trips!! just wish i could come along too xxx

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

This rest stop is also gorgeous in the Fall. We have been lucky to have been there at just the right moment then, too.

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Very best,