Can you stand one more post about out trip to Mountain Lake? I hope so because today I’m sharing more photos from our Thanksgiving visit.
As I’ve mentioned before, Larry and I spent our honeymoon 10 years ago at Mountain Lake. We stayed in one of the cabins high above the main lodge.
Mountain Lake is a lake that sometimes nearly disappears. When we visited in 2003, the lake looked like this:
Now it looks like this:
You can read about this phenomenon of the lake waxing and waning here.
The Lodge is where we ate our Thanksgiving dinner.
In the main lobby, there was a fire going in the fireplace. But there were so many people around, it was hard to get in a position to get a good photo of it.
I liked the simple décor in the lobby.
We walked around outside, exploring and taking photos before dinner.
Here’s Larry. He said his face was too numb from the cold to smile. He’s kindly carrying my camera bag.
Here I am in front of the gazebo.
This is the gazebo. You can see it in the photo above from 2003. I liked the way the ceiling was put together.
Here’s the boat dock. As you can see from the second photo of the dock, there’s no water for it right now.
There are benches around the grounds to sit and enjoy the view. That particular day, it would have been rather cold. It was 22 degrees Fahrenheit when we arrived a little before 11 a.m.
I loved this snowy path.
There was some ice around, though. We slow-walked across it. At one point, we were making our way down a hill with ice. About halfway down, I told Larry I was scared. Ever the calm one, he said, “I know, but you have to keep going.” And I did.
|Ice on the driveway. At least this wasn't on a hill.|
Anyone up for a game of chess or checkers?
There are areas around Mountain Lake that would be fun to hike. And I noticed a sign that said we were just five miles from the Appalachian Trail.
If you’re ever in Giles County, Virginia, I urge you to visit Mountain Lake. There might not be water in the lake, but there is beauty all around and a cozy Lodge to relax in.