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Waterfalls in NC

Waterfalls in NC – The top waterfalls to visit

Western NC is full of waterfalls, literally 100s of them are scattered around the mountains of western NC.  This article highlights our personal favorite waterfalls in NC.  These are falls we’ve actually visited, and the all of the photos are ones we’ve taken while visiting.  For our full list of more than 30 waterfalls, see […]

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Grove Park Inn Asheville NC

Grove Park Inn Asheville NC

May 2011 was our 19th wedding anniversary and we decided to do something extra special.   We planned a trip to The Grove Park Inn Asheville, NC for the weekend.   We had heard wonderful stories about the Grove Park for many years, and always wanted to stay there.   Our weekend there was wonderful, and we had […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Tips

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a famous scenic roadway that runs for 469 miles from Cherokee, NC to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.  The Parkway is known for it’s gorgeous high elevation scenic views and recreational activites.  The Blue Ridge Parkway has been the single most visited place in the National Park System for […]

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Mingo Falls

Mingo Falls Cherokee NC

We visited Mingo Falls on October  15th, 2013 as part of our 2013 Fall Photo Excursion.   We had been to Cherokee NC many times, but had never taken the time to visit Mingo Falls.  To be really honest, we were surprised at how beautiful the falls and surrounding area were, and would definitely recommend […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Colors

Fall Photo Excursion Day 3 – Blue Ridge Parkway and Graveyard Fields

We finally got some decent weather today for day 3 of our fall photo excursion.  We set out early to get up on The Blue Ridge Parkway for the early morning sunlight and in hopes that the mist and clouds would be settled into the valley.   Turns out, it was an outstanding day.  The […]

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Fall Photo Excursion Day 2 – Blue Ridge Fall Foliage and Waterfalls

For Day 2 of our Fall Photo Excursion, we headed out to Mingo Falls, Soco Falls and also drove on the Parkway and into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Our morning started off with a bang as we headed down our mountain and out to the main road.  While passing some corn fields, we […]

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Fall Photo Excursion Day 1 – Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Foliage

Jenn and I dropped the kids off at school this morning, grabbed some breakfast at the Waffle House in Waynesville (an incredibly great place to eat breakfast) and headed up the parkway to get some pictures of the nearly at peak Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Foliage. Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Foliage The entire morning was […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Foliage 2013 – October 2nd

We went up on the Blue Ridge Parkway and also drove over into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park this morning, and captured some really great photos of both the early morning mist and the current Blue Ridge Parkway fall foliage. You may be thinking, “but I thought the parks were closed”.  Well, officially they […]

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Barber Orchard Apples in the Bin

Barber Orchard Fruitstand – Fall Apples

Last weekend, we decided to take a drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway and then stop by Barber Orchards Fruitstand in Waynesville, NC on the way back home.  Barber Orchard is the premier place to buy fresh apples and homemade apple products in the Waynesville area.  They even grow the apple trees right there on […]

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Navitat Asheville – Ziplining at it’s best

In 2010 we visited Navitat Asheville for the first time with our church group.  Being one that is pretty afraid of heights, I honestly wasn’t too thrilled at the idea, but I decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did. Navitat was my first zip lining experience, and honestly caused me […]

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