Yearly Archives: 2016


New York, New York

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 [...]

By |2017-01-31T17:34:30-07:00November 4th, 2016|Memories|0 Comments

Visiting Tugaloo Bend

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, [...]

Sunday’s Adventure

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 [...]

Still Paddling

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 [...]

By |2016-09-30T06:35:58-07:00September 30th, 2016|Memories|0 Comments

Quick Visit to Balsam Mountain

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 [...]