After a perfect day and seven mile hike on Saturday, we woke up at Luminhaus on Sunday ready to do something a little less strenuous.
Another scenic drive...
...and we ended up at Crabtree Falls. At 1200' cascading vertical feet, Crabtree Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi. This was more stair climbing than hiking. (And more eye-rolling at the people who were hiking barefoot (!!!) and getting in the falls, despite signs that 23 people (!!!) have fallen to their deaths here.)
On the way home we stopped at the Montebello Fish Hatchery.
And took a Sunday drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Once back at the house, it was time for some beer:
We decided to explore the "backyard" at Luminhaus and took a hike through the six-acre property:
The trees were full of colorful birdhouses all stenciled with bird silhouettes.
On the other side of the property was a treehouse designed to look like a really big birdhouse. Larry was so excited to drink beer inside the treehouse...
...until he turned the corner and noticed the size of the door! Evidently the treehouse was designed more for people who drink of out sippy cups than pint glasses!
Fortunately, there was a deck nearby that was appropriately sized for adults and their beers:
(Is that a lens cap in your pocket...?)
After a couple cold ones, I forced Larry to help me pick wineberries. I am a berry fiend, and the woods surrounding Luminhaus were dripping with berries - they were everywhere!
When my bowl was sufficiently full Larry was sick of picking berries and we were both hot and sweaty, we took our my (mine! muhahaha!) bounty back to the house.
Then we spent the rest of the evening cooking dinner and drinking wine and lamenting the fact that it was our last night at Luminhaus.
Oh, and we signed the guestbook.
Have I mentioned I could get used to living in place like this?