my mom and dad came in this past weekend to visit. this is their first trip back since we have been living in the new house. it was fun to show it off and spend some time with them. the dogs sure have missed them and i am pretty sure cotton gave them extra licks to last them until they return. :) we took them to lake lure and we enjoyed a boat tour there. we also spent a little time downtown hendersonville as well as a farewell brunch at mayfel's in downtown asheville. mom snapped a few pictures of us at the house, and i have a few from lake lure. it was a wonderful visit- i just wish it could have lasted longer. maybe next time.
me and mom with one of the bears of h'ville
jay didn't seem to notice that mom was taking a picture of everyone...
the boat tour of lake lure was nice and it was interesting learning about some of its history. it is home to the lake lure inn and spa, which dates back to the 1920's.
lake lure is home of where part of dirty dancing was filmed. the scene where she is walking down the stairs with the watermelon and the water scene practicing the lift were both filmed in one of the coves. we learned that the water scene was filmed in november and they were all freezing cold.
and i would really hate it to have enough money (think millions) to live here every summer in one of these small homes...
we also learned that there is a town at the bottom of the lake, including a church and cemetery. it is a man-made lake and the town of buffalo was flooded. but with the lake came the generation of power (i.e. a dam) and this was back in the day when the tva was flooding many things, and while not a part of that, it was also flooded. (i am sure i don't have all of this correct, but you get the idea.) it was a lovely boatride and we learned some interesting tidbits that we didn't already know. who can complain?