We got home from Middle Ridge late on New Year’s Day. We drove up after Christmas to spend a few days and have a quiet family-focused New Year. The wind was fierce and cold, and we woke up to wind … Continue reading A longer walk…
After visiting our #1 Son and enjoying Great Falls together as a family, we dropped him off at GMU with cookies, clothes and supplies. The remaining Garners headed west toward the Skyline Drive, to drive along the mountain ridges and … Continue reading Golden Autumn at Middle Ridge
In our summertime quest for NC waterfalls, we experienced the very large and powerful – Linville Falls springs to mind – an immense volume of water with tremendous force cutting through great stone canyons. We experienced the refreshing and exhilarating … Continue reading Slippery Rock Falls
That’s pretty much it! After a day of touring the larger-than-life Biltmore Estate, we were ready to get back-to-nature! Mr. Garner had scheduled a visit to the Pisgah National Forest, the home of several lovely waterfalls, and somewhat close to … Continue reading Relaxing on a Rock at Looking Glass Falls
Now that the kids are older, Mr. Garner and I are re-discovering our love of hiking. Part of our decision to drive the Blue Ridge was in order to chase a few waterfalls! North Carolina has gorgeous waterfalls. If you’ve … Continue reading Wonder and Awe at Linville Falls!
I love the Blue Ridge Parkway! Driving along the crest of the mountain chain, one is treated to mile after mile of purple mountain majesty, hidden valleys, rippling hills, highland fields full of wildflowers, farms with sheep or cows grazing, … Continue reading Stumbling Over the Tanawha Trail