Standing Indian Loop, Franklin NC

My last hike in North Carolina was the Standing Indian Loop in the Nantahala National Forest. Standing Indian? Yes, Standing Indian. It’s the name of a couple things in the far south western corner of North Carolina. A very nice campground and a rather large mountain. A place I know my wife got tired ofContinue reading “Standing Indian Loop, Franklin NC”

Leaf Peeping in the High Country-West Jefferson NC-2017

The last leaf peeping episode for a while. I promise. Some friends wanted to go leaf peeping with us. It was pretty last minute so I got a cabin near West Jefferson instead of the Smokies. Why, well it was closer and they left a few days before us. Mt Jefferson made for a perfectContinue reading “Leaf Peeping in the High Country-West Jefferson NC-2017”

Leaf Peeping in The Great Smokie Mountains National Park- the sunny trip 2016

We got back to the Smokies in 2016, this time a week later hoping for more leaf change. We stayed in the same cabin as the year before as we were comfortable there, it was clean, and the owner a fantastic host. The hardest thing to judge in life in my opinion is when theContinue reading “Leaf Peeping in The Great Smokie Mountains National Park- the sunny trip 2016”

Leaf Peeping in the Great Smoky Mountains 2015-the Rainy Trip

Yep leaf peeping it’s what us old people do. As you can see by the picture above, there’s one big problem…….the leaves have barely changed color! This is a trip long awaited. We originally planned to go to the Smokies in 2012 but on the weekend we were to leave Momma’s father had a seriousContinue reading “Leaf Peeping in the Great Smoky Mountains 2015-the Rainy Trip”

Monuments, horse racing, cemeteries and a presidential home. Washington D.C. Arlington Va, Baltimore MD and Mt Vernon, Va

Anyone who knows momma knows that she loves horse racing, especially the triple crown. So for Christmas in 2014 I got her tickets to the 2015 Preakness in Baltimore. I included in this trip metro passes so we could ride the subways around D.C. (momma had never been), and she included at the last minuteContinue reading “Monuments, horse racing, cemeteries and a presidential home. Washington D.C. Arlington Va, Baltimore MD and Mt Vernon, Va”

Grapes and a Monadnock, Medoc Mountain State Park, Hollister North Carolina

There is always much discussion around Monadnocks. Is it or isn’t a Monadnock. They say the Sauratown Mountains are Monadnocks but I find they are just a few misplaced mountains, probably once a part of the Appalachians but now separated by erosion of the land between. Medoc Mountain is a true Monadnock. Situated to theContinue reading “Grapes and a Monadnock, Medoc Mountain State Park, Hollister North Carolina”

Harrison’s Landing, Yorktown, Jamestown, Williamsburg Virginia-Part 2

The next day we started out at Jamestown Settlement. Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum of Jamestown Colony since there is very little left of the original. We started through the museum with the Indian town of Paspahegh Town. Here we learn about the life of the Powhatans the natives first encountered by theContinue reading “Harrison’s Landing, Yorktown, Jamestown, Williamsburg Virginia-Part 2”

Harrison’s Landing, Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg Virginia-2014

Getting back into Photobucket is sure bringing up a lot of stuff! This trip was from 2014. We started our trip at Harrison’s Landing and the Berkeley Plantation. This was the home of Declaration of Independence signer Benjamin Harrison. President William Henry Harrison was also born here. And Benjamin Harrison the President was the grandsonContinue reading “Harrison’s Landing, Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg Virginia-2014”