Okay. Family visit time. My parents and their dogs arrived Thursday afternoon, rolling right up to the wood shop and raining chaos down on its unsuspecting denizens. Vista was predictably THRILLED to see her cousins. On Thursday night, we drove up to Hillsboro to eat at the Pretty Penny, which everyone adored. I'm pretty certain that it's impossible to eat at the Pretty Penny and NOT adore it. The fact that super-picky-eater me has tried something different each time I've eaten there and loved everything should say something.
Anyway, the plan for Friday was breakfast, then on to the Falls of Hill Creek. I knew that it would be an abbreviated walk, as the trail is still partially closed due to damage inflicted by last winter's heavy snows. And I wish I could show you lots of gorgeous waterfall photos, but the truth of the matter is that it's been so dry lately that the falls were barely trickling. Plus, the Lower Falls, which is the second highest waterfall in West Virginia, was inaccessible due the aforementioned trail closures. Sadness. Still, it was a beautiful walk in the woods!
Cranberry Glades Nature Center. My mother, who works at the National Zoo at home, loved seeing the various animals they had there.
Snak Shak, which we ate in Stillwell Park.
It was a perfect Pocahontas County morning! We finished the day with a ride up at Cass, but that's another post entirely.