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Smoky Mountain Road Trip Part 2 – Pancakes, and Mountains, and Bears. Oh My!

When we began our Great Smoky Mountain Road Trip, we were welcomed by the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Our itinerary had included a couple of days of indoor activities, so we moved those ahead to save the outdoor fun. Fortunately, the rain moved away in time for us to enjoy more pancakes, mountains and bears. It seems that vacation days pass much more quickly, so we planned to make the most of our remaining time. (If you haven't seen Part 1 of our trip, you can find it here.) Keeping Our Rhythm We were hitting our stride for visiting pancake restaurants. This morning, [...]

Smoky Mountain Road Trip Part 1 – Rainy Days and Fun Days

For years, Crystal has wanted to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. In her youth, she passed through the region on a road trip, but had not visited as an adult. Being mountain lovers, we felt it was time to remedy this oversight. We were experiencing a warm September, as we headed off on our Smoky Mountain Road Trip. The weather in Kansas City had been filled with sunshine and lots of yard work. The Appalachian Mountains were preparing for the inflow of the remnants of Hurricane Florence, which had made landfall in the Carolinas. Knowing what was coming, we were able to plan [...]

Blue Ridge Parkway – The Road To The Top

Tooling through the Appalachian Mountains is like stepping back in time. This well eroded mountain chain is one of the oldest on the planet and offers some amazing vistas. That is, when the mist and fog are not too heavy. Since our visit landed smack dab during the remnants of a hurricane, we altered our schedule to take our mountain cruise along the Blue Ridge Parkway on an overcast day. We knew it would make the views less than perfect, but were positive they would still be wonderful. Southern Start The Blue Ridge parkway is 469 miles long, so we knew that only [...]

By |2019-05-01T13:44:07-06:00May 1st, 2019|Asheville, North Carolina|4 Comments

Museum of the Cherokee Indian – A Smoky Mountain Side Trip

A visit to the Smoky Mountains offers travelers so many options. While it is easy to get caught up with shopping, hiking, and climbing, don't forget to save time to learn about the people of the Appalachians. Who would be more native than the first residents to the region? A visit to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers visitors a chance to better understand the story behind these proud people.  We want to thank the Museum of the Cherokee Indian for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our own. Paleo Period Thousands of years before the European explorers arrived, the Cherokee [...]

By |2021-01-10T06:23:51-06:00March 20th, 2019|Cherokee, North Carolina|11 Comments
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