Friends and the Carolinas

We’re currently on the Atlantic coast of north Florida; the events covered in this post (Nov 16-22) occurred before the recent snow storms hit the Carolinas. We left Gaffney, South Carolina soaking wet, but happy that Betsy had come out of the Freightliner shop in good shape.  We camped at Carowinds Campground, just south of Charlotte, NC as our home […]

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Asheville, NC – Nature’s Health Spa

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 a destination for health seekers, and it rose in prominence as a curative place for tuberculosis.  The city’s location – nestled in between the scenic Blue Ridge and […]

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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 the USA.  Hmm… and all along I thought that honor went to my favorite – Yosemite National Park in California – which is ranked third.  And I was pleasantly […]

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