Photo of the Day: How Time Flies

Five years ago, my boyfriend (now husband) and I traveled to North Carolina. I was excited for the beautiful fall colors along Blue Ridge Parkway and in the Great Smoky Mountains, gorgeous waterfalls, and quaint southern towns. I got all of that and more – most importantly, a gorgeous “rock.” Jerod proposed to me on top of Mt. Craig (the second tallest peak east of the Mississippi, since the tallest peak – seen below – was closed for construction). Five years seems like such a long time, because it feels like he’s always been a part of my life, yet five years has flown by. I know five years is just the beginning of our journey, but it’s been a great ride so far!

A view of Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina, taken from our engagement location five years ago.
Jerod and me the day we got engaged. I think we looked so much younger then.

Project 52 Week 21: On the Road Again …

This past week, my husband and I took a road trip with another couple to North Carolina & South Carolina. We had an amazing trip! We just got back last night, so I obviously haven’t sorted through all my photos yet, but here are just a few of my favorites. As you can see, we had quite the mixture of activities throughout our trip.

During a hike to Grotto Falls in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, we saw a guy with a pack of lamas transporting supplies to a hike-in resort. We couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time to capture this moment.
Grotto Falls, Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
A beautiful butterfly captured our attention at a lookout point in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
A lookout point at Great Smoky National Park during one of the few sunny moments.
A picturesque facade of a historic home in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is the 2nd most preserved city in the world, behind Rome.
We experienced the perfect sunrise on the Sullivan’s Island beach in South Carolina.
A quiet, romantic morning on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina.