all i (mostly) asked for for mother's day this year was a nice family hike. we ended up at moore cove, an old favorite that we hadn't visited in a long time. the weather was gorgeous and the falls were really fun. it's hard to take pictures here, because it's so bright outside, and then so shady and dark behind the falls. the cove is such a cool place -- lots of big rocks and cavern-y things to explore -- and the falls are pretty high but not crazy dangerous. so it's a place we can actually play in/around the waterfall safely. but not easy to take good pictures! here are a few.
we also stopped at looking glass falls on the way. it was roaring with all the rain we've had the past few weeks: