July 4th, there are fireworks and celebrations all across the country. Our experience in NC this year was a first. We went rafting down the Tuckaseegee River on something called the Pirates of the Tuck event. People shoot others with an array of water guns and knock each other into the water. It was complete mayhem, but it was a blast. We certainly would recommend it for a hot day. And goggles are a plus. At the end, everyone gets their belongings back (any water guns or items that may have been taken during the “battle”) and people shake hands. It’s a friendly, fun, and certainly wet way to spend the day. At night, there was a fireworks display at the campground. We will add those photos so you can enjoy them here. A trip down the Tuck any day would be recommended, with or without pirates. Seeing how we call our RV our “pirate ship” and named it after Calico Jack and Anne Bonnie’s ship The Satisfaction, we fit right in on the Pirates of the Tuck trip. Will we see your raft out there on the 4th next year? Bring super soakers and googles mates or you may walk the plank! We hope you will enjoy our fireworks pictures
A waterfall is usually an awesome experience within itself, but one you can walk behind is a truly amazing one. To listen to it from that point is a totally different experience all together. It is so peaceful and serene, if I could have bottled up that feeling, it would have been better than any anti-depressant on the market. There were people out and about, but it wasn’t overly crowded. The walk to the falls is short and moderate and the bridge going behind the falls is very sturdy. It says you can walk behind them and not get wet, but if you get up really close and wear glasses, you will see a slight overspray. It’s nothing to worry about at all. It is totally worth it. Dry Falls is part of the Cullasaja Gorge group of falls to see off NC 64 at the Highlands. We had other falls on the list that day, but if I had the time, I could’ve just sat back in the cave recess there behind the falls and watch for quite a while as the wall of water fell before me, and closed my eyes and listened, and breathed in the fresh water smell. It is definitely a site to visit and a trip worth taking if you have not been.
This trail is outside of the Highlands off NC 106. Glen Falls is a semi-strenuous one mile trail going to 3 sixty foot cascading falls. The walk to each of the falls isn’t too bad because it’s downhill, the walk back from the falls is the strenuous part. The trail has some stairs to climb, and other parts of the trail have knarly roots to climb over, but it is worth it to see the scenic beauty of these falls. Some helpful hints when walking this trail: be sure to take water with you; trekking poles are a good idea; don’t wear open toed shoes; some parts of the trail are slippery due to water overspray and rain, so if the weather looks bad, you may want to do the hike on a different day. It is a quiet trail and there was no one else on it the day we went. If you like getting away from the buzz of crowds and seeing the wonders of nature, this is the perfect trail for that. Just pace yourself on the way back.
Whether you’re into science fiction or good ole country humor, check out my friend’s books on kindle. I will list the links below. If you don’t have a kindle, they have an app you can download for your smartphone. I enjoy ghost stories too. And I read a lot of good rv too books on kindle as well as all sorts of camping and outdoor cook books. Any kind of book you imagine, kindle has it. Even audibles. It’s an awesome way to read with having to wonder where to put all those books. Space is a huge issue for rvers. Some books can also be borrowed (one at a time) and returned for the next title. Listed below are my best friend’s books she has on kindle so far. Enjoy!
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