My wife and I took a day trip to the mountains with our church today. We went to Shatley Springs, a great restaurant in Ashe County that serves family style all-you-can eat breakfast, and then we visited some scenic sites in the county. These are some pictures of the surrounding areas. Since I was with a group, I didn't have time to do any outdoor sketches, but got lots of great photos. Keep checking here and at my regular website as I will have some paintings from this trip available soon.