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Mountainscapes of NC

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” 46 more words


Hickory, NC

I had two different routes that I could take to North Carolina from Maryland. I could either take I-95 to the east or head west and join up with I-81 that hugs the mountains. 890 more words



Years ago I was given a T-shirt from my mother after her visit to the USA and the Smokey Mountains. 

I’ve always loved the beautiful drawing on the front of a bear striding purposefully along a river but I’d never taken in the inscription fully until yesterday .  49 more words


The Great Smokey Mountains

Our first camping trip together and as a family


Unique and Fun Things to Do in Pigeon Forge, TN

This lovely little piece of Tennessee became the place that attracted travelers to the quiet community in the Appalachia beginning in the early 1960’s. From a small community with modest lodging and not much of a draw outside of the natural landscape, to a destination that draws up to 10 million guests a year, Pigeon Forge is a great place for families to get it all in.There are endless attractions and things to see in this gorgeous land connected to the Smokey Mountains, which is exactly why a visit here should be on your family’s Fall to do list.Dollywood… 907 more words

On Those Scots-Irish Pioneers

On Those Scots-Irish Pioneers

I’m an indoor person. I come from a long line of indoor people – you know, the kind who define rigorous exercise as walking to the library (or bar), and weight-lifting as walking home from the library carrying books (or from the bar holding onto streetlights). 306 more words