I didn't get a chance to tour New York and this has been the case on other trips that I have made to this city. I have always been in the city for business only. A visit to the 9/11 Memorial was truly a moving experience. Walking past the names of the people who lost [...]
You can always count on the drive up to the Highlands to provide views of color. After a hectic week and half a day spent at the Harvest Festival in Toccoa, we packed up and drove north to see leaf color and also to have dinner. I love the feel of fallen leaves around me. [...]
We had a great time exploring Tugaloo Bend along the Tugaloo Corridor, which is one of the most historical places in the state. Native American Indians specifically the Cherokee had villages throughout this area with names like: Estatoe, Tugaloo, Noyouwee, Echy, Chaugee, Keowee, Toxsaah, Taucoe, Sukchi, Tetohe, Taruraw, Tussee, Cussatee, Cattuse, Takwashuaw, Sennekaw, Ustanali, Tagwahi, [...]
Boy, I love this photo. I found this guy on my first fall ride through the mountains this past weekend. It is of an old wooden cigar or tobacco Indian. They are still occasionally used for their original advertising purpose, but are more often seen as decorations or advertising collectibles, with some pieces drawing sales [...]
Early this week, our temperatures were still in the 90's! So we took the kayaks out later in the afternoon just to see if the trees were beginning to change, and they are—slowly. The leftover stress of the day always just falls off whenever I am near water or paddling the river. Fall is definitely [...]
Last Saturday we drove to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and found it to be a magical place. Some of the trees within this natural forest are over 450 years old. Some of the tulip-poplars are more than 20 feel circumference and 100 feet tall. I was amazed. The loop hike is just over two miles [...]
Just couldn't help but take a photo of this view. I've wanted to do it for years and then finally this summer, I did . . . take the photo!
This is one of my favorite views. This photo was taken on the porch of Beth's family mountain home. They are extremely blessed to have this house in this location! Summer evenings on this porch are spectacular! There's always plenty of wild life—tame and not so tame. This time we found a large dirty spot [...]