Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday!

 Happy Thankful Thursday!


Happy Thanksgiving! 
I hope you all have many reasons to give thanks.  


This is my last post on our road trip to North Carolina. On this last full day of our trip, we visited the Chimney Rock Park. The views and trails are awesome.  We hiked to the top of the Chimney Rock, to the Hickory Nut Waterfall and to the Exclamation Point.



 I am guessing this is an Eastern Phoebe, I was going by the sound I heard at the time.  The lighting is not the best for id.


 The tunnel to the elevator,  a 26 story elevator built inside the mountain. 


 This is a view from the natural made Opera box, the view is beautiful of Lake Lure in the distance.


 The rock shaped like a the Devil's head.


 This is a moderate hike uphill and lots of steps. But, we made to the top.


 A view of the Hickory Nut Falls





Happy mind, happy life. Choose to be happy!


I am thankful for all the things that are important in my life, my hubby and my family. 

I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday




Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

61 comments:

  1. Lindas fotos! Feliz dia de ação de graças! Agradecer é preciso sempre! beijos, chica

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    1. Thanks Chica, so true.. I am always thankful. Enjoy your day!

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  2. The one and only time I saw that view of the rock in the first photo, was at 8 years old. I am thankful the elevator was out of order because Mother would have dragged me screaming up to EXCLAMATION Point... it is beautiful and I am thankful to see it from your lens view... Happy Thanksgiving

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    1. It is a beautiful view, I was glad the elevator was working at this time. Have a happy day & Thanksgiving.

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  3. Belas fotografias desta magnifica montanha com paisagens espectaculares.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  4. ...Eileen, have a special day!

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    1. Thanks Tom! You too! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    Thank you for the reminder of being happy! Beautiful photos, and the Devils head was very special.
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Thank you marit! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  6. I am not one who pauses at these moments to give thanks, but I will tell you what I am thankful for - nature, nature and more nature. What causes me despair? The way that we are wantonly destroying nature, nature and more nature.

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    1. Hello, David! I love all things nature related. It is sad to see beautiful nature scenes destroyed by man.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving!
    sending you and yours my warm wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo
    as always, i really enjoyed your post and photos. omg, that rock!

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    1. Thank you Betty! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving Eileen!
    Not sure how or why I am missing your posts . . .
    You have always been one of my faithful favorites.
    I will see if I can get you back into my notifications.
    Happy Day Eileen . . .
    love
    lynne

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks so much Lynne! It is good to see you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Such a fascinating area, Eileen. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Marie! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen! What a lovely place that is!

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    1. Thank you Pat! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Birgitta! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  13. What a wonderful place to visit
    a beautiful view
    and the tunnel was exciting

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    1. Thank you Mikael! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  14. Amazing rock formations and great view on the lake and natural surroundings! Marvellous rock boring to uplift within the mountain... Thank nature and humankind for all these wonders to make life interesting and humble.

    Happy Thanksgiving

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  15. Amazing place. Great pics.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  17. Beautiful scenery Great photos.

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    1. Thank you Red! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  18. That is a fun and amazing place. I love how you explore it all.
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  19. Me again, I love your statement about choosing happiness. Not discounting any suffering that people have, I think it is a truism that people can choose to be happy.

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  20. So much beauty, a wonderful place and excellent photos.
    Happy ?Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you Bill! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  21. Amazing views from the high ground. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you William! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  22. Another amazing place and wonderful photography ~ Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  23. Hi Eileen...I haven't been up there in a few years...but it looks like you had a great day for a vista. Hope your Thanksgiving has been fun!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  24. Beautiful photos, great rock formations and views. It looks like a wonderful hike

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    1. Thank you Juliet! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  25. Wonderful photos. The Devil’s head is a an amazing silhouette,, Beautiful falls, too! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

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  26. Beautiful views for sure!! LOL at the exclamation point sign. Love the Devil's head rock!

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  27. Beautiful. Doesn't it just amaze one the beauty of our country.
    MB

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  28. Hello Eileen! What a trip! And what a great view! Wishing you a great weekend!

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  29. These are some wonderful views!

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  30. Wow! Beautiful views!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  31. Hello Eileen, I realize I had lost this post of yours. Very nice views!
    I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.
    I wish you a peaceful weekend!

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  32. Great photographs, it looks such a lovely place.
    I hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

    All the best Jan

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  33. beautiful photos Went there in 97 didn't get to go to Chimney ROCK :( aging inlaws that couldn't do thee hike

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  34. oh eileen, the rock formations are really incredible!! the tunnel, and nature are so fascinating. i like exclamation point, what a great spot!!

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  35. What a great hike and spectacular views. Thanks for sharing it!

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