We had a chance to enjoy a beautiful Fourth of July weekend here in Henderson County. Main Street was bustling as families and pets strolled down the sidewalks, shopping and enjoying ice cream. We stopped at the Mountain Deli for a couple of delicious sandwiches. While snapping pictures of the 2011 Bearfootin Bears, we stopped in for a quick tour of the lobby of Main Street’s latest addition – the Flat Rock Playhouse.
Yes, the original FRP is still located in historic Flat Rock, NC, but now they have added a venue on South Main Street, just down from Never Blue Restaurant. FRP has done a wonderful job with the interior design of their lobby. We arrived during their afternoon showing, so we were unable to tour the theatre. We look forward to catching a play there soon.
In addition to our Downtown stroll, we decided to take a ride up to Jump Off Rock, just 5 miles away in Laurel Park. For one thing, it’s cooler up there by about 5-7 degrees, so it was a nice change from the summer heat. People from Charleston, Columbia and Atlanta probably laugh when we use the word heat referring to western North Carolina. They would point out that we don’t know what heat is, and their probably right.
It goes without saying that the view is breathtaking, and we are spoiled to get to see it whenever we want. But the highlight this time was the wild turkeys we saw on our way back down the mountain. They don’t stick around long when they see people, but we were able to get a few shots of them to add to our slideshow. Hope you enjoy it.
Have a Happy Fourth of July!