Category Archive: North Carolina

Tackling “The Big Nipple” – Pinnacle, NC

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With Betsy’s annual check-up completed and her new “shoes” installed, we were excited to end our “parking lot camping” and get back on the road.  Our destination this time was Pilot Mountain, near Mount… Continue reading

Final hikes at the Blue Ridge Mountains – NC

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We did so much hiking while at the Blue Ridge Mountains that I couldn’t fit them all in one post!  Maybe not surprising, when you consider the Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles… Continue reading

Want to really see the Blue Ridge Mountains?

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Hike them! After being tourists in Asheville for a couple of days, we were back to what delights us the most – submerging ourselves into nature through our hiking – this time in the Blue Ridge Mountains.… Continue reading

The Biltmore – America’s largest private house

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While in North Carolina last year we had two opportunities to visit Asheville and the Biltmore Estate, which several friends advised us to do.  But we never made it, due to the distances involved and… Continue reading

Asheville, NC – Nature’s Health Spa

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Yep, that’s how Asheville was promoted in the late 1800’s, as a place of relief for tuberculosis patients.  It’s one of the things we learned about the city during our two-hour narrated trolley tour. Asheville was… Continue reading

So much more to do – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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There was lots more to do at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – more than I could fit into a single post.  I have to say that despite going through and around the… Continue reading

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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With Steve’s mini-project out of the way, lets talk travel again! I was surprised to learn before we arrived at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) that this is the most-visited National Park in… Continue reading

Blocks and Sunblocks – New add-ons for Betsy

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[Posted by Steve] In between our bursts of travel to new areas throughout the country, we like to occasionally settle down for a while to not only vegetate a bit, but also to take on… Continue reading

Our favorite beaches – Final 2nd Anniversary Post

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This last installment of our 2nd year anniversary celebration week postings is a new category that will appear only once.  We jammed along the coastlines of both the Gulf of Mexico and the… Continue reading

Our Top Ten Favorite Hikes – 2nd Anniversary

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We have crossed another milestone.  Two years ago today, on March 1, 2012, we embarked on our new lifestyle of living on the road.  One of our many goals was to continue to… Continue reading