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Love Graveyard Fields

"Graveyard Fields" is one of my favorite destinations. This unusually flat 5000 foot high valley is adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway and next to and below Black Balsam. It has plenty of open views, at least two waterfalls, and wide variety of hiking trails. The Mountain to Sea trail runs through this valley. This [...]

Surprising Hike to Rufus Morgan Falls

The Rufus Morgan Falls trail is really special. You have to visit this area! We found this trail on All Trails and it was a super surprise. Not only was there a beautiful 70' waterfall, turns out there were three waterfalls and so many wildflowers that we could hardly keep pace with Wessy on the [...]

Westview Cemetery and Treat Angels

Westview Cemetery opened in October of 1884 and has nearly six-hundred acres of land. That's a lot of land on the west side of Atlanta. It was designed to be the premier cemetery in the Southeast. It is certainly one of the largest in the country. I like visiting here better than going to Oakland [...]

By |2021-06-23T10:23:41-07:00April 5th, 2021|Atlanta, Memories, Paw Prints, The Company of Friends|0 Comments

“No” to Doggy Backpacks! (For Now)

Headed out to the trail around Black Mountain Lake yesterday. I wanted to try Wessy's Backpack again, but it's just not going to work. Period with a big ! So, what do you think? Back to the drawing board, right?! (Thanks Anne for this photo.) Found another stick!!!   Duck! Duck! Duck!!! "Oh, I found [...]

By |2021-02-07T08:04:42-07:00February 7th, 2021|Paw Prints, The Company of Friends|0 Comments

Beautiful Lake Jocassee!

Beautiful Lake Jocassee will be a destination this summer with kayaks! Pat and Chip enjoyed the view while Wessy looked for—you got it—sticks! I think we paddled one area of this lake a few years back but definitely want to go again. The Devil's Fork State Park is large and wonderful but there is a [...]

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