Stairs to the Top- Chimney Rock State Park {North Carolina}

Stairs to the Top- Chimney Rock State Park {North Carolina}

Our last morning in Asheville and we were getting ready to leave for home. We had experienced the lively downtown area of Asheville but felt we couldn't leave without seeing some of the beautiful natural areas outside the city. Brad's aunt suggested a visit to Chimney Rock State Park which is a local favorite for [...]

Walking Asheville’s Urban Trail {North Carolina}

Walking Asheville’s Urban Trail {North Carolina}

This last weekend took us to the foothills of the mountains of North Carolina. We spent a few hours in downtown Asheville taking what has come to be known as the 'Urban Trail'. This trail takes visitors along through the streets of the artsy, eclectic area of downtown with a lot of interesting shops and [...]

Smoky Mountain National Park {North Carolina}

Smoky Mountain National Park {North Carolina}

Memorial Day weekend took us to North Carolina to enjoy the glorious mountains of the Smoky Mountain National Park. It was good for my soul to be back in mountains with so many trees and fresh air and hikes to explore. Sadly, I realized that my time in Florida has weakened my hiking ability. But [...]