The first amazing site is the powerful, Cullasaja Falls.
Unfortunately, Dry Falls was closed to all visitors; this site has a boardwalk that allows you to "get close and personal" so to speak. I will have to share that beauty at another time. However, along the way, there were many other beautiful "no name" spots, this one being a place we have seen many locals swimming in the cool waters in the heat of the summer.
We then came to Bridal Veil Falls, a fascinating site because you can actually drive under the rock formation.
I chose to walk instead, and this is what I got to see...
...the photo on the left is looking up under the rocks, where the water cascades over the falls...on the right you see the rocks more closely, they are beautiful in-and-of themselves!
We walked along Main Street a bit, looking for a place for lunch. Interestingly there weren't many places available, and we smelled the inviting aroma of a grill, so we followed our noses to the Mountain Fresh Grocery...a grocery?...they have lunch?...but yes, inside there was The Grill & Deli.
As is commonplace in the mountains, people are very friendly and willing to talk about their town, and we (well, really my husband Johny) sparked up conversation with a couple people at the table next to us. This is Bartlet (daughter) and Pat (mother).
We headed back toward home, down and around the mountain again, zigging and zagging around the curves. If you ever get the chance, Highlands is a mountain town you just may want to visit!
Have you ever been there?