When I think about the need to get away and slow down the pace of this sometimes too busy day to day schedule White Lake, NC comes to mind. This is a place my dad took the family when I was about 6 and I never saw it again until my sweet wife convinced me we needed to take a long weekend there. Since then we have been back a number of times.
White Lake is unique in that the water is crystal clear and you can walk quite a distance before getting in up to your chest and still see your feet. It has caused me not to want to get into any water that I can't see through.
The reason for this post is to try and paint you a picture of what is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Imagine sitting on one of the many piers that are there in the evening and watching the setting sun as it goes down on the other side of the lake reflecting across the water with a cool breeze blowing and the sound of ducks talking to each other. It doesn't get much better than that. All you have to do is go there once and you are hooked.
Even though it is a tourist attraction there is a limited number of places to shop which I really like. Of course for the kids there is an amusement park with the usual rides to keep them busy.
A trip to White Lake is never complete without making a 7 mile trip to Elizabeth Town and eating at the "Front Porch Restaurant". There you enjoy some of the most wonderful food that makes you feel like being at mama's table. They are famous for their fat back, biscuits and molasses on their buffet. They even have tee shirts with the 3 items listed on the back. The walls are full of photographs of noteworthy folks that have been there to enjoy a fantastic meal.
When it gets a little cooler I will have to convince my bride it is time to renew some precious memories of a gorgious sunset.