One pleasant surprise that we've discovered in central North Carolina are the great state parks. They've got some really awesome places to go hiking for the day, up and down mountains with huge rocks jutting out into the sky. Yesterday we went to Hanging Rock State Park and went hiking as a family. We walked and climbed for 4 hours, and I think we went 6 to 7 miles total. We were wore out, but it was beautiful and a blast. Take a look at some of the pictures.