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Journey Through North Carolina – Part 15

Hello and welcome to part 15 of our journey through North Carolina. As we continued along the Blue Ridge Parkway climbing higher the cloud cover got so thick it was difficult seeing what was in front of us.  I guess this happens when you mix rain, warm temperatures and an elevation of 6000-feet plus above […]

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Journey Through North Carolina – Part 14

Hello and welcome to part 14 of our journey through North Carolina. As we traveled along the Blue Ridge Parkway we had opportunity to pull over and watch a huge storm passing in the distance.  It was so beautiful sitting there seeing how dramatic nature can be. (To view the video, click in the image […]

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2017 Journey along the Appalachian Trail

The blend of the quiet moments, the physical challenges, the mental exhaustion and the connections with God through nature are what remain with me a couple of weeks after coming off the Appalachian Trail and are what keep me going back each year with my sister and brother on our annual trek. This year, the […]

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Journey Through North Carolina – Part 12

Hello and welcome to part 12 of our journey through North Carolina. As we continued along the Blue Ridge Parkway we discovered Linville Falls. These falls flow from high on the steep slopes of Grandfather Mountain  in the Appalachians and cascade some 2,000 feet into the gorge below. The Cherokee knew this river as “Eeseeoh” […]

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Journey Through North Carolina – Part 11

Hello and welcome to part 11 of our journey through North Carolina. It was great relaxing at Down by the River Campground  and exploring the surrounding area.  On one of our outings we discovered Fabio’s  Restaurant in Newland, NC.  Folks what a place!  I know you’ve heard us say this a few times but we […]

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Journey Through North Carolina – Part 10

Hello and welcome to part 10 of our journey through North Carolina. After eating at The Log House Restaurant in West Jefferson, NC we remembered reading an article in their local paper about a little church not far from there called Holy Trinity Church.  It supposedly contained a fresco of the “Lord’s Supper”.  Believing this […]

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Journey Through North Carolina – Part 9

Hello and welcome to part 9 of our journey through North Carolina. From the Ashe Art gallery in West Jefferson, NC our bellies began groaning and we knew it was time to find a special little place to satisfy our hunger.  On a small side street, right near where we parked we had two choices […]

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Journey Through North Carolina – Part 8

Hello and welcome to part 8 of our journey through North Carolina. From Brinegar Cabins in Traphill, NC, we were back on the Blue Ridge Parkway to see what was up beyond the next bend only to discover signs for the town of West Jefferson, NC.  As we strolled the town streets we came upon  […]

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Journey Through North Carolina – Part 4

Hello and welcome to part 4 of our journey through North Carolina. There is such beauty waking to a sunrise over the Appalachian Mountains as you sip your coffee.  Then it was off to find our entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy the views through the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks.  […]

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Journey Through North Carolina – Part 3

Hello and welcome to part 3 of our journey to North Carolina. With all the plans in place and chores done, it was time to pack Daisy and head down the road.  We are finally getting the hang of what to and what not to pack.  We look back on earlier road trips and are […]

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