Posts made in August, 2016

summer trip to North Carolina

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It was beautiful.

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To say the least.

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Atop Clingman’s Dome, the second highest peak east of the Mississippi River.

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It was gorgeous up there, although I enjoyed the scenery on the way up just as much.

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Ferns! In the wild! I thought they only grew in hanging baskets on front porches.

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That looks to me like an enchanted path.

 

We stayed in the little town of Bryson City.

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Every morning leaving the cabin, we passed this section of twisting and turning road.

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It was so graceful, the way it curved. 

We visited Biltmore, which is every inch an American castle. We went whitewater rafting. That was a lot of fun. It was also amazingly, awe-ingly beautiful. We were on the first trip of the morning. The water was cold (about 48 degrees) and mist floated above the water. Sunlight streamed through the mist and it was magical.

The scenery, the mountains, the streams — was so pretty. We must have said that a hundred times over the trip.

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