Advancing Northward - slowly!
Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
104Trip End Dec 31, 2008
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Thousand Trails Forest Lake Preserve
This park is very peaceful - and every morning, we wake up to a surround-sound symphony of birds. Spring hasn't quite sprung here as much as it had in the other areas we've been. The trees are just barely beginning to show the light green buds that will become leaves...but the many flowering trees - red buds, and cherry and apple blossoms, are in full bloom, and beautiful
The park is about 5 miles down the road from Childress Winery - owned by Richard Childress, owner of big Nascar race teams, including the late Dale Earnhardt, and Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer. The winery has recenty started serving Sunday Brunches, and after seeing the menu online, we decided we had to try it out! What a gourmet treat - and very affordable! We may go again next week, it was so good!
On Monday, we went to Concord and Mooresville - visited Hendrick Motorsports (home of "our guys" Jimmie Johnson #48, and now, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., #88) and JR Motorsports, owned by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.