Following up on my previous post, after going home to freshen up and eat some fruit, we then headed back out, this time going up the mountain instead of down to the sea.
Lebanon is well-known for its cedar trees, so Melissa and I were awestruck when the road opened up to reveal these gorgeous stone pine trees.
Our first destination of the afternoon was to a lovely area where you can rent cabins and enjoy nature.
We decided some refreshment was needed.
What a view!
Next we drove to the little town of Jezzine for a quick walk around.
It's a little hard to see but that is an actual waterfall in the above photo. Apparently Jezzine is known as the "City of Falls".
We didn't stay long as we needed to head back to Saida where we started our day, this time to visit a friend of Mona's who was leaving that night to Boston and wanted to meet us before she left.
We stopped along the side of the road to take pictures of the orange glow on the water from the sun.
And just as we arrived, we were able to witness a most gorgeous sunset from the balcony.
Sunset over the Mediterranean.
The perfect end to a most wonderful day.
The bad news is that the next morning I would wake up unable to go anywhere because of a stomach bug that kept me in the bathroom for the next 12 hours. Fortunately, it cleared my system and we were out the door bright and early the following day for our next adventure.
More to come.
Peace and blessings,