March 23, 2009 [LINK / comment]

Highland County Maple Festival

If it's March, it must be time for the annual Highland County Maple Festival, and once again Jacqueline and I made the trip out there, buying maple donuts, maple syrup, maple candy, etc. Most of the time we spent in Monterrey, the county seat, but we also stopped in McDowell on the way back. Unlike 2007 and 2008 (coinciding with Palm Sunday, this time the weather was mild, with no snow.

Monterrey, valley

A view of Monterrey and the surrounding valley, from the east, as we were approaching in the morning.