There are some moments when you just need to get away for the day. That is one advantage of living in Charlotte. You are literally a day away from everything. We took advantage of that last week and took a day trip to the mountains. Our goal was Asheville, but we stopped at a waterfall first. Every where in the North Carolina mountains there are amazing waterfalls. We stopped by Catawba Falls on the way there. Online it says it a easy hike to get to the falls, and it is only a three mile round trip. I thought to myself that I walk three miles every day at work, so that shouldn’t be so bad. While it was only a three mile hike, it was all uphill in order to get there. There was one point where we have to walk through a stream in order to get there. It was a tough mile and a half to get up there hill to the waterfall, but it was worth it. The top was amazing. Here are a few shots of the falls and the journey there.