Oh, it's gorgeous today! Of course, I'll be inside for another hour, but then I'm freeeeeeee!
We're heading out to a Last Train Home show in Tennessee, just over the border from VA/North Carolina, then to my cousin's hotel just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Village Inn. Lynn and Mike are great hosts and it's very reasonably priced. Stop in and tell them I said hi!
Tomorrow, if the weather is nice (and there's 100% chance of rain!) we'll go to the Biltmore; if their azaleas are out it will be glorious. But, our alternate choice (in case of rain--HA!) is gem mining.
There are two emerald "mines" close to the hotel, but neither is an authentic working mine. The one I want to visit is the Sheffield Mine, because they have native stones, not those brought in from elsewhere and "salted" in their dirt, which the "mines" then sell by the bucket.
Or I might sleep all day while Lynn and Mike are in Charlotte on business. At this point, that sounds like a plan to me.
From my new camera: