Last Sunday was a warm, sunny day, and our MINI club took the opportunity to get together for a drive. We met in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, gathering at a local grocery store parking lot. We had about 14 cars to start, and three more joined us on the route.
Once again, we were leading the drive, so pictures of the cars had to be seen in the mirror.
We wound our way around twisty roads and lots of green trees.
By this time, we had 17 cars and it just wasn’t possible to get them all in a photo when the roads are this curvy.
We arrived at the parking area for Sassafras Mountain overlook about 45 minutes later.
The tower is built on a rock outcropping, no stairs to climb, but we did have a steep walk up a paved walkway to get to the top.
It is right on the state line dividing North Carolina and South Carolina. It was fun to put one foot on both sides of the line and be in two states at once.
Look south, and you see lots of green. It is spring in South Carolina. The view goes for miles with plains and lakes.
Look north, and the mountains are a bit behind in turning green, yet still beautiful. Evergreens show up with the deciduous trees just starting to put out leaves.
Hiking trails are available here too, and we need to come back to explore those.
Back on the road again, abundant green filled the eyes.
It is so pretty when the trees form an arbor over the road.
One more look behind us.
Last stop was a picnic area.
I completely forgot to bring my Picnic Quilt! Oh well, we were going to eat on the picnic tables so I really didn’t need it. But it is fun to use on picnics.
I ‘road tested’ my latest new recipe using leftover ham. Oh, it was yummy! I’ll share it with you next week.
Are you getting out and enjoying the spring weather? Any plans for a picnic?