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Hiking To Soco Falls

Sunday , 22, June 2014 Comments Off on Hiking To Soco Falls

On the way back from swimming in the Oconaluftee River, we stopped to enjoy the short hike to Soco Falls at the Eastern edge of the Cherokee Reservation.   Here’s a video showing one of the creeks that feeds part of Soco Falls.

As mentioned previously, Friday we drove over to Cherokee, NC so Amber could shop, a picnic lunch and to let Abby swim in the Oconaluftee River that runs through the center of this Native American town and reservation.        

Yesterday we traveled over to Cherokee, NC so that Amber could do some shopping and Abby could go swimming in the Oconaluftee River. Rather than drive the winding, rollercoaster-like portion of Highway 19 between Maggie Valley and Cherokee, I drove us up the portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway that runs between Maggie Valley and […]

Wolf’s Haven is at about the 3,800 foot elevation on Sheepback Mountain and we have a “lake” which is more like a small, natural reservoir that feeds our creek at about the 4,900 foot elevation of our 5,000 foot elevation mountain. Last year Cindy and I drove part way up the main road to an […]

Throwback Thursday – Cindy And Parliament Guard In 2006

Thursday , 19, June 2014 Comments Off on Throwback Thursday – Cindy And Parliament Guard In 2006

In 2006 we visited London, England for a couple of days on our way back from Scotland. This is a shot I took with an old camera of Cindy standing next to a guard at Parliament.  Good memories of a good trip.

Today we took Amber and Abby over to Bryson City so we could tube down Deep Creek. After a scenic drive along the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway we arrived at the tube rental office around 11:30 and piled four inflated tubes in various sizes and colors on top of the car and tied them down. […]

The Will Henry Stevens Covered Bridge

Monday , 16, June 2014 Comments Off on The Will Henry Stevens Covered Bridge

Yesterday while in Highlands, NC I walked around taking photos of interesting parts of this 139-year old township in Southwestern North Carolina. Here are some shots of the Will Henry Stevens Covered Bridge because…I love covered bridges. The bridge was originally built in 1807 and was restored to what you see below in 2008.   […]

Graffiti With Style

Monday , 16, June 2014 Comments Off on Graffiti With Style

My brother sent me this cartoon with the note, “This would be  you as a graffiti artist!” and he is so right, lol.

“…and keep reaching for the stars.”

Sunday , 15, June 2014 Comments Off on “…and keep reaching for the stars.”

I never knew Casey Kasem personally, but after listening to him on his American Top 40 radio and TV broadcasts week after week, he was a substantial part of my early life. No doubt it was listening to his rock n’ roll trivia questions each week that sparked my interest in the backgrounds and untold […]

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