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Jul 28, 2017 - Wheels Through Time

Wheels Though Time Museum is the home to the worlds premier collection of rare American motorcycles, memorabilia and a distinct array of unique “one off” American automobiles. Located just 5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, North Carolina the museum houses a collection of over 350 rare machines, comprised of 25 makes including Harley Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Henderson and the famous Flying Merkel. Rare oddities such as the world’s rarest motorcycle, the Traub are exhibited in truly unique displays. Hill climbing...

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Jul 24, 2013 - Maggie Valley, NC

We originally had planned to travel home by way of Ellijay, GA. to visit with my sister, Sandra, and nephew and maybe a few friends. Unfortunately, she was not feeling well and we did not want to go if she couldn't visit with us so we made a new plan. We headed east to Maggie Valley, NC. Our former neighbors, Bob and Joyce, live there and amazingly enough were free to see us last night. We met up with her sister, Lois, for dinner at a restaurant that is a tradition for us when we go there, "Butts on the Creek". We had a good visit with all...

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Oct 15, 2012 - Cradle of Forestry, NC

Most of you know that we are in NC now, I have been real lazy about doing a journal update. We are having a great time with family, and watching the leaves change. It is amazing that they can change so much in just a coupe of days. Info. On our trip to the Cradle of Forestry. The Cradle of Forestry in America is the site of the first forestry school in America – the Biltmore Forest School, founded in 1898 by Dr. Carl Schenck, chief forester for George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate. Today, you can learn all about forestry and get a glimpse...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Maggie Valley & Pisgah National Forest

Sunday we moved over to Maggie Valley, NC and we are having a great time sight seeing M. V. , Cherokee, and the Pisgah National Forest. The first place we stopped at is the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley. If you have an desire of old motorcycles and cars this is a must see place. The museum was founded in 1992 by a guy named Dale Walksler and he has a huge collection of old bike’s and cars. You can check out the web site at www.wheelsthroughtime.com We also did the usual walking around Cherokee thing, didn’t buy anything. Jane...

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Sep 23, 2012 - Pigeon Forge, TN

Once again Camp Gummy has been reactivated and we are back on the road again. Last Sunday the 16th we headed out in a somewhat of a zigzag route heading back to Florida. For the past six day’s we have been in Pigeon Forge,TN taking in the sights of the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s a revisit for us, the last time was some twenty odd years ago when we toured the area on our Goldwing motorcycle. We had a great time seeing all that the mountains have to offer, even that steep ass climb to Clingmans Dome. Boy what twenty couple years can do to a...

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Jul 31, 2012 - End of a long day .. !

It's been a long day. They are ready for showers and bed. The plan is to meet for breakfast at 6:45A and be on the road by 7AM. I've attached a few new pictures of interest from today. They are all ready to get this show on the road. Lots more news for tomorrow evening update. Gloria

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Sturgis 2012

Jun 7, 2012 - Maggie Valley, NC

We are in Maggie Valley, NC visiting with our former neighbors, Bob and Joyce. We got up early yesterday morning and headed to Great Smokey Mountain National Park at Cataloochee, NC where there is an area to view elk that have been reintroduced into this area. We saw a total of 13 elk (some of them guarding the restrooms). We visited the quaint town of Waynesville and took in some of the shops there. Last night we had fabulous home cooked meal at Bob and Joyce's beautiful mountain home. Her sister, Lois, also joined us for dinner. Today we...

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Apr 26, 2012 - Maggie Valley, NC

The trip from Gaffney to Maggie Vallley was short (about 108 miles) and unfortunately eventful. As we we coming up I-26 our passenger side windshield was nailed by a small rock thrown by a passing tanker truck! We pulled into a rest area and called Progressive who carries our insurance on the motorhome. Progressive has an excellent claims response and set us up with a company that handles windshield replacements. The downside is that we will be hit with a $750 deductible charge. What the heck - worse things can happen! We drove on to the...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Maggie Valley, NC

Another short day, all of 60 miles, over to Creekwood Farm RV Park in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC. We're here for a month; there are lots of things to do around here! We found a good place to get much-needed haircuts and a nice supermarket, so we're all set. We became friends with our neighbors, John and Bev, and we spent quite a bit of time together. See the next post for our trip to Cataloochee! We took a drive into the mountains, up Highway 19, a very twisty road, and found "The Most Photographed Site" down into Maggie Valley. It really...

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Jun 8, 2011 - Head For the Hills!

From Atlanta we drove north to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in search of warmer weather. We set up camp in Maggie Valley, NC near the summer home of our friends Marinell & Dan; yes, the same ones we visited in Hilton Head. I imagine they are pretty sick of us by now as we usually only see them about twice a year, not twice a month, but they're always fun to spend time with. We started off for a drive through the lower borders of the park through the Nantahala National Forest on beautiful winding roads with wonderful views. One...

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Oct 28, 2010 - Big Fork Ridge Trail

It felt good to be back on the trail again. There was some rain in the forecast, but since those are pretty unreliable, we went anyway. We were anxious to be hiking and, except for getting absolutely soaked, we had a great day. Even saw some elk. For our first hike since leaving the White Mountains, we selected a relatively short trail. Big Fork Ridge is only 3.1 miles long. Of course, we had to come back making it 6.2 miles. There was some elevation gain. The trail goes up and over Big Fork Ridge from Cataloochee Valley and then down to...

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Scratchin' the Itch

Oct 20, 2010 - North Carolina with our niece Susan

Maggie Valley, North Carolina among the Blue Ridge Mountains is where we are spending the next two weeks. The trees are turning and the scenery here easily matches our Finger Lakes Area in New York State. Three times now we have driven to Cherokee, NC a tourist town in the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Twice to go to the Casino and once to check out the town and shops. The drive to Cherokee curves up and around mountains with spectacular scenes of fall leaf colors. This past week the weather has cooperated with days in the high 70’s to low...

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