We had a great time on our Christmas trip to NC and SC. Our plans were changed by a huge snowstorm! We had originally planned on heading across Tennessee and straight to Nanny's in Waynesville, NC Sunday.
We found out Saturday that there had been a huge rockslide on I40 (not sure when it happened) and the road was closed after Knoxville. It created a 2 hour detour. Then the snow started.... So we chose to go anyway but to go to Rock Hill, SC first a day early to see our sweet friends Paul and Kelly. We arrived at almost midnight and slept in, then went to IHOP with Kelly while Paul drove up to Charlotte for an interview.
Paul came home and we all went to Grouchos' subs for lunch then on to Charlotte to do some window shopping. Kelly had a huge surprise for us but didn't tell us until we were almost to the surprise... The Billy Graham library has a Christmas spectacular every year! There are carriage rides, hot cider and chocolate, and tours of the complex, which include a large barn and Billy's home. We had a great time riding the carriages and hearing the carolers along the way!
To round out our evening, we went to the Cheesecake factory and had a yummy dinner then a great dessert! We decided to rent the Hangover and laughed the whole movie!
The next morning they made us eggs, hashbrowns, and bacon! Paul is a great cook!
We left at about 1 pm and headed up to Waynesville, driving through snow covered mountains that had clear roads! Nanny was thrilled to see us and had made her famous banana pudding and a 3 layer red velvet cake! She told us stories about her family and we played with the cutest Pomeranian Copper until bed! The next morning we got up, packed, and had a toaster strudel breakfast before hitting the road again! We took the 2 hour detour on 40 and drove through beautiful mountains!
I have some of the pictures posted on my twitpic on the right side of the screen and all of them on facebook!
I hope all we Arkansans don't float away!