On Monday Bob went with the Greenville Newcomers Hiking Group for a 5 mile hike on Caesars Head Mountain State Park, about 45 minutes from our house. He said it was a beautiful clear day and just the right temperature. The park is about 11,000 acres and has a peak of 3200 feet and a 420 ft waterfall. He had a really good time.
Enjoy the photos.
On Thursday we both went with again, Greenville Newcomers, for a pontoon boat ride at Lake Lure, NC. It is a gorgeous one hour drive to that lake from our house. The lake is man made in 1927 and surrounded by mountains. I grew up in the land of 10,000 lakes and many of them are breathtaking but this lake nestled in the Smokey Mountains is really spectacular. The day was overcast but that just gave a feeling of erieness. You could definitely see wisps of “smoke” in the mountains. It looked like a film shoot from the TV show “Lost”. This was also where part of the movie “Dirty Dancing” was filmed. They do many weddings where the gazebo is. After the boat trip Bob and 20 ladies went to lunch at Larkens on the Lake. Both Caesars Head and Lake Lure are places I would bring visitors to.
On Tuesday Greenville Newcomers had their Kick Off Coffee Party. Bob came and took a movie of a cute skit we were in to introduce the officers and standing committees. One of our big events this year is the play Wicken and so the skit was a play on that with Oz, Dorothy, etc. Really cute. The event was a huge success. About 175 people attended. Each of the 30 or so activity committees (hiking, bridge, golf, Cocktails R Us, Explorers, etc.) had a table to explain their activity and a large gift basket that people could bid on in a silent auction. This year Newcomers will be supporting Safe Harbor. This event is one of several we have through out the year to help them. Safe Harbor helps victims of domestic violence, providing safe emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and community outreach and education. A very worthwhile cause. I was exhausted when I came home. Many of the board at 6 p.m. went to the Greenville City Council to hear the mayor proclaim Sept. 15 as Greenville Newcomers Day! Pretty cool.