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Oct 28, 2018 - Pisgah cg

We wanted to see the leaves change in NC so we headed up to the Blue Ridge parkway to go to the Pisgah cg. Very nice CG, about deserted since it closes tomorrow. The winds blew @ 25 and the temp was in the 20s so we decided not to head up the parkway. Leaves weren't good so we went back to Bonclarken.

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Aug 13, 2018 - Cold mtn

After watching the meteorite shower, we got up and had a leisurely breakfast and then hiked in 2 miles towards cold mtn. Blueberries are in and we picked a few along the way- very tasty but small. Headed on down to Pisgah CG on the pwy where we got a spot for $10 with the temps around 60 vs 90 in Thomson. Maybe our go to place in summer if we can't get out west.

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Aug 12, 2018 - Shining Rock

We left Greenville after my mom's 90th birthday party and headed up to the Blue Ridge pwy to go to Black Balsam and Shining Rock. We thought we were going to park the camper at the trailhead and watch the Perseid meteorite shower. Apparently a lot of other people thought the same thing! The parking lot was full so we drove back and boondocked along the road up and had a spectacular view back towards Asheville. We got up at 2 am and saw maybe 20 meteorite s in a hour.

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Apr 12, 2018 - Fleeing Winter

Spring Weather the fast way Thursday, April 12: From Pittsburgh to Asheville, NC KOA Weather: Sunny and 55F...one of the warmest mornings in Pittsburgh since February. Route: Pittsburgh neighbourhoods → I-79S (slight detour through Washington PA when Hubby autopilotted onto I-79N as per our usual route to the West Coast) → US-19S into WV → New River Gorge Visitor Center for a late lunch -->I-64E/I-77S just before Beckley (paid $2.50 in tolls) → I-81S near Wytheville, VA → I-26E near Johnson City → I-240W around Asheville → I-40 → Asheville...

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Jan 22, 2018 - Asheville

It was cloudy in the morning but we didn’t get any rain until later in the day. After breakfast we drove to opryland and at least going this early the parking lot wasn’t full. We headed east and the scenery is just getting better. We are on the outskirts of the Smokey mountains so you get so see them and still driving in huge hills. We lost an hour so we got to Asheville around 3:30 and want to go to Biltmore Estates but there wasn’t enough time today so we got a room at the Rodeway inn. I would have been happy to stay put but the hand held...

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Oct 14, 2017 - Asheville, NC

The last day we were there, for want of anything else to do, we were going to drive to Black Mountain, a quaint little town on the other side of Asheville, via downtown, just to see town. I-26 was backed up, as it seemed to be every day, headed toward town, so we went the back way to I-40 and did the itinerary backward. We drove out I-40 to Black Mountain which was literally CRAWLING with tourists…you couldn’t even drive through town, checked out the Red Rocker Inn, a B&B that Gary had booked dinner for us at, but we didn’t go because it...

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Oct 13, 2017 - Asheville, NC

The next day we went to a nearby Camping World for a grill table and ended up spending a bunch of money because we bought a Wally receiver to make our satellite on the roof pick up Dish Network. We'll install it later. Then Glenda did laundry and I fished, not an exciting day. I also took some pictures of the campground, it's a nice place on the little lake, but kind of crowded. By the way, it was also Friday the 13th...I'm just sayin'...I didn't catch any fish. The six of us decided to go out to dinner, and in deciding where to go happened...

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Oct 12, 2017 - Asheville, North Carolina

We drove about 100 miles over the mountain from Dandridge, Tennessee to Fletcher, NC, which is a suburb of Asheville. The campground was called Rutledge Lake, but the little lake, not much bigger than a pond, that our campsite backed up to, was called Frady Lake. Go figure. We had a hell of a time getting the RV leveled in the cockeyed gravel space they put us in and barely had room to park the truck in front, but at least it was nice to be lakeside with fire pits behind us and I could just walk out back and fish...although I didn't catch...

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Sep 1, 2017 - Summer 2017 - Blue Ridge Parkway

We've been on it before, but it seems no one can get too much of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We covered all of the North Carolina part on this part of our trip in several bites. Not only can one go to the highest point east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell, stop and take in the spectacular sights at the many overlooks, and have a great dinner at Little Switzerland, but because the parkway is accessible from so many places, one can also make multiple treks into the mountains on a variety of trails as Fred did. It is an engineering and...

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Aug 17, 2017 - Summer 2017 - Clingman's Dome and Pearson's Falls

Plan A - backpack through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Appalachian Trail. Plan B - take pictures from Clingman's Dome, the highest point on the Appalachian Trail. After much planning and conditioning hikes in the mountains surrounding Hendersonville, Plan A got canceled just two days before the start date. It would have begun on the day of the total eclipse which would have been 100% at Clingman's Dome that would have been Day 1 of the hike. As it turned out the local golf course was empty that day and the sky mostly...

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Jun 15, 2017 - Summer 2017 - Western NC

Welcome to our three part series, "The Summer of 2017 in East Flat Rock and Fletcher, North Carolina". Good hiking trails, lots of breweries, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, beautiful golf courses, good eats, and reasonably cool temperatures. From East Flat Rock (Hendersonville area) we got to hang with Fred's nephew, Steve, Jr. and Aimee (Mrs. Jr), and play some golf and try local brews with St. Pete High classmate, Dennis Trubey. We also got in some day trips to Asheville, Greenville SC, Chimney Rock and Lake...

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May 24, 2017 - Asheville, NC

May 24, 2017 Another day with lots of rain in the forecast but a bit of sun early on. Because there are no food concessions in GSMNP we went to Harris Teeter to get sandwiches, water etc. for lunch. We plan to do The Newfound Gap Road in reverse with Lorrie and Howard. When we got to the Oconaluftee VC we decided to take the nature trail walk that Bob and I did a few days ago. The sun was out for a bit and we had a lovely walk. The VC has a lovely porch with rocking chairs where we decided to have our lunch. About half way through eating,...

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