Monday, October 26, 2009

New Friends & a Tour of Lake Lure, NC

From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure

We awake to find a light layer of fog on the water in front of Popeye. Isn't it great to be able to enjoy something so special? I went outside and stood in front of Popeye to take these pictures.

From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure

Mary & Pete, whose house is the red roof you see peeking out of the trees in the photos above, then took us on a wonderful tour of Lake Lure. I wasn't at all familiar with Lake Lure, but read National Geographic listed it as one of the top ten most beautiful man made lakes in the world!

Here is part of the marina and Pete getting ready to take us out in his boat.

From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure
From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure

As we toured around the lake, we took these pictures of some pretty spectacular homes along the shore. Rock masons must do very well in this area!

From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure
From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure
From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure
From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure

Along one small cove in the lake, Mary points out the turtles. It's almost as though they posed for us!

From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure

Lots of ducks & geese too, but the houses are pretty awesome. These are a smattering of the more interesting ones, at least to us, not necessarily the biggest & showiest. And of course the small charming ones were so hidden away, a good picture is pretty impossible.

From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure
From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure
From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure

The next morning, Mary & Pete graciously allow us to tour their home. Pictures don't do it justice, and Mary, an artist, has done a wonderful job decorating. Enjoy!

From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure
From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure
From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure
From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure

We say a fond farewell and I take a great picture of them in front of their fireplace before our departure.

From Mary, Pete & the Homes on Lake Lure

Coming next: The Mighty 8th Air Force Musuem
t

1 comment:

Eva Gallant said...

What beautiful homes! loved the stone ones!