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Sunset, the River, and Tugaloo Bend Beaver Ponds!

Finally, we had a break in the rain and I had a break in my schedule, and we headed out to the Tugaloo River for a sunset paddle to a very special hidden place—the wetlands near Tugaloo Bend. I had been wanting to paddle to this area for weeks but one thing after another kept [...]

Tugaloo River Corridor Light

A while back I walked beside the Tugaloo River Corridor and was surprised by the beauty and also the light that was on this area. Right now, I'm all about color and light! The river itself can be darker in the evenings, especially on the sides near the banks. This makes it super hard to [...]

Travelers Rest

Traveler's Rest today. This stagecoach inn and plantation home was built around 1815 by James R. Wyly. He strategically located it along the Unicoi Turnpike (formerly an Native American footpath), which was an early highway over the Appalachian Mountains. Wyly operated the inn until 1833 when he sold it to his neighbor Devereaux Jarrett, the [...]

By |2018-06-30T06:31:16+00:00June 30th, 2018|Living in Stephens County|0 Comments

Underwater!

Indian Island in the center of the backwaters of Lake Hartwell is almost underwater. We paddled out to it recently and just sat and talked about all that has happened over the past year. This time last June, I was clueless about having cancer. The discovery and the operation hit just after July 4! Then [...]