Exploring NC: Pilot Mountain + Reynolda House

exploring-nc-pilot-mountain-reynolda-house

It’s now been over 3 months since Mike and I moved to North Carolina! Life’s been pretty busy so my blog posting has been lacking lately, but we have been doing some exploring so I thought it’d be fun to start a new series called “Exploring NC”. I’ll try to catch up and post our previous adventures, but I’ll start with our trip to Winston-Salem last weekend. We went to visit Mike’s friend Joe for his birthday. We only had a few hours to hang out, but we managed to fit a lot in on our trip! Our first stop was some Carolina BBQ at Bib’s Downtown. Mike and I have beenΒ sampling a lot of barbeque places since we moved. This one was pretty tasty! We both got a pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw and hush puppies. Mmm!

After lunch, we headed to Reynolda House Museum of American Art. They don’t let you take pictures inside the house, so I only got pictures of the front and of the pool, but it was very pretty – and HUMONGOUS. Admittedly, the admission of $14 seems a little pricey, but they do offer discounts for students, children, military members, etc. It is still something worth checking out though. It was a nice place to just walk around ourselves, checking out the house and exhibits (plus walking off our lunch calories helped too!).

exploring-nc-reynolda-house

20150711_154739

20150711_154807

Our next stop was Pilot Mountain (or also known as Mount Pilot, so I’ve been told…). The views were stunning and the breeze felt amazing. I didn’t know that we were going to be doing a little hiking before we left for this trip, so I wore sandals and a maxi skirt. Let’s just say it made for an interesting trek. You can actually drive up most of Pilot Mountain, then there are different places you can walk to for new views of the area. There’s also trails throughout the park, which I totally want to go back and check out! It was a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, the sun was shining and the sky was blue. Did I mention we’re loving North Carolina? πŸ™‚

pilot-mountain-winston-salem-nc

Ignore my squinty eyes, lol.
Ignore my squinty eyes, lol.

Copy of 20150711_165713_001

Copy of 20150711_165724

Copy of 20150711_165744

Copy of 20150711_165718

Isn’t that just beautiful? It was a lot of fun and we can’t wait to take our parents here when they come to visit!

Have you ever been to Reynolda House or Pilot Mountain?

What’s your favorite destination in North Carolina?

Until next time…

new-blog-signature