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After going to Bridal Veil Falls – The Drive-Thru Waterfall, we drove to Dry Falls and enjoyed a picnic lunch before walking down the steps to view the waterfall. Although Cindy had previously read about this waterfall we had both forgotten one of the more exciting points about it; you can walk behind this massive […]

On Tuesday we drove down to the Highlands area so Amber and Abby could see some more North Carolina waterfalls and do some swimming. First up was Bridal Veil Falls, an unusual waterfall in that you can drive through it. We did just that, to Abby’s delight, and then parked the car and walked behind […]

Lunch At The Cataloochee Ranch In Maggie Valley

Tuesday , 24, June 2014 Comments Off on Lunch At The Cataloochee Ranch In Maggie Valley

Monday we took Amber and Abby up to the Cataloochee Ranch for lunch and a chance to see the horses they keep at the ranch. Thanks very much to the great staff at Cataloochee Ranch for making our day such a fun one!

On Sunday we took Amber and Abby over to Asheville to visit the Western North Carolina Nature Center, see the various animals and enjoy a picnic lunch while there. Here are some photos from the visit.       We also were able to see a bear, deer, a red falcon, a horned owl, a […]

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 […]

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.   […]

Driving back from Cashiers to Highlands this afternoon, I stopped to take this panorama shot of the Rhodes Big View, about halfway between the two towns. It really is much more spectacular in person.

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