Getting Ready to Travel

We’ve spent another great summer in western North Carolina. We saw waterfalls, went on some good hikes,  saw several fun amusements and camped at some beautiful places. We’ve been coming here to this area of NC for the last 3 years, and sadly, we still have not seen it all. There is so much toContinue reading “Getting Ready to Travel”

2 Days, Triple “Peaks”: Grandfather Mountain, The Blowing Rock, and Chimney Rock

Our first stop for the day was supposed to be Linville Falls, but rain and lots of fog deterred our hike. We will have to save that one for another day. We continued on our journey to Grandfather Mountain. We had made these plans ahead around work schedules, so we had to do what weContinue reading “2 Days, Triple “Peaks”: Grandfather Mountain, The Blowing Rock, and Chimney Rock”

Panthertown (Cold Mountain Gap), Schoolhouse Falls, Paradise (Wolf Creek) Falls, Lake Glenville, and High Falls

Last year, we visited the Salt Rock Gap side of Panthertown to see Wilderness Falls, This year, we visited the “Yosemite of the East” again, but on the Cold Mountain Gap side. We wanted to hike to Schoolhouse Falls and then put our hammocks up for the night. (Last year we had the van thatContinue reading “Panthertown (Cold Mountain Gap), Schoolhouse Falls, Paradise (Wolf Creek) Falls, Lake Glenville, and High Falls”

Asheville Zoo (WNC Nature Center)

If you’re looking for something not too out of the way to do other than shopping in Asheville, NC, there are a couple of places that sound interesting. The botanical gardens is free and doesn’t close until 8:30pm. The Arbortorium is similar, but it costs $14 to get into. This may be a great placeContinue reading “Asheville Zoo (WNC Nature Center)”

Haywood County Quilt Squares (Waynesville, Canton, and Clyde, NC)

Welcome to our day trip around Haywood County looking for quilt squares. This a very colorful and informative piece that won’t bore you, we promise. A lot of time and love went into this one, so please take your time and enjoy it. Haywood County consists of Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Canton and Clyde. To recap, weContinue reading “Haywood County Quilt Squares (Waynesville, Canton, and Clyde, NC)”

Update on Swain County Quilt Trail and Macon County (Franklin, NC)

For those of you who follow our quilt trail excursions, remember the Swain County Trail? Well, they have added a quilt square. If you’re heading to the one at Deep Creek, you will see it along the way. It’s called “Diane’s Passion” and it’s on the Brigham Law at 300 Everett Street. We also tookContinue reading “Update on Swain County Quilt Trail and Macon County (Franklin, NC)”

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