Mr. Polka Dot and I decided to take a drive up into the mountains today. Certainly living where we do, we have mountains all around all the time, but there are spots we like to visit and we enjoy the ride. We hit the road alone and we weren't even sure where we were going, but knew we'd find something worth seeing.
First we stopped at these waterfalls. It's relaxing to just watch the falls and I remembered very quickly, why I love living here. There's so much beauty all around--even on a cloudy day.
Then we headed up the mountain. The roads are narrow and mostly two lanes. The speed limit says 55mph, but every ten feet or so, it seems there's a caution sign warning to take the curves at 15-20 mph.
It was an overcast day, so the pictures aren't as good as I'd hoped, but here are a few.
We've had a lot of rain this past week, so the river looks extra high and muddy. You can ride that tram down the mountain to the bottom. I've never done it because I'm too chicken, but Mr. Polka Dot and the kids have. :)
And look what I happened to spy on the way home. I had to snap a picture.