Apr 24

Lake Powhatan Campground

This past weekend, we camped at Lake Powhatan which is located in the Bent Creek area in the Pisgah National Forest.  

lake Powhatan

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Apr 18

Wilson Lick Ranger Station

DSC_0351On the drive up to Wayah Bald, you pass Wilson Lick Ranger Station. Originally built in 1916, Wilson Lick Station was used by the watchmen that were commissioned to keep watch over the forest below for fires. Continue reading

Apr 09

Wayah Bald Lookout Tower – North Carolina

wayah bald2Wayah Bald Lookout Tower is located in the Nantahala National Forest just outside of Franklin, NC. and offers amazing views from an elevation of 5,342 feet. On a clear day, you can see to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and even into Georgia.
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Apr 01

Little Tennessee River Greenway

The Little Tennessee River Greenway is a fun ride for all ages. If you travel the entire trail, it totals 5 miles. We opted to not cross the road since we had our 8 and 5-year old with us, so we parked behind The Shops of Riverwalk located on Highlands Rd. and followed that side of the path. The round trip of the path we did ended up  being 6.7 miles.

Trail entrance we used

Trail entrance we used

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Mar 30

Dry Falls

View from the Observation deck

View from the Observation deck

Last weekend, we took a drive towards Highlands, North Carolina to let the boys see Dry Falls. Dry Falls is a popular waterfall located just a few miles outside of Highlands, NC. This beautiful 75-foot tall waterfall gives you a rare opportunity of being able to walk safely behind it and stay dry, unless you go during a time when we have had a lot of rain. We didn’t get soaked by any means, but did have the spray hit us, which the boys thought was an absolute blast!

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Mar 28

Bridal Veil Falls, North Carolina

It’s amazing how we live so close to some of the most beautiful places, but rarely stop and visit. Bridal Veil Falls, Highlands, NC

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Mar 01

Pearly’s Possum Cycling Socks

Disclaimer: I received  product for the purpose of review  and all opinions are my own. I was not paid in anyway to write this review


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It can at times be challenging to find a good cycling sock that will also keep your feet warm during cold, wet rides. While searching for the perfect sock, I discovered Pearly’s Possum cycling socks.

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Oct 27

Biking in Cades Cove: Day 2

Saturday we woke up to a very cold morning.  You know those mornings when you really don’t want to climb out from under what little warmth you have found in the tent through the night?  Sadly someone has to get up to start the fire (the mister of course).

Our seven year old was the first one out of the tent and he decided he would whittle while waiting for his hot cocoa to get ready.

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Oct 12

Biking At Cades Cove

Since the original plans we had made for this weekend fell through we decided to take the boys on a bike ride and camping up on Cades Cove.  For those that aren’t familiar with the area, it’s an isolated valley located in the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Jun 05

How To Keep The Kids Busy During Summer Break

For most of us the school year has come to an end and now we are trying to figure out exactly how to keep the kids active and entertained during the summer months.  Being on a budget as most families are, means looking for free or cheap ideas. We live in a small town so we have to drive around 2 hours in any given direction to get to a lot of activities. That doesn’t mean my boys are bored by any means.

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