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North Carolina Vacation – Blue Ridge Parkway

North Carolina Vacation – Blue Ridge Parkway

On our second full day in Asheville, we drove southwest on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was cool and cloudy. We stopped at most of the overlooks. We left the parkway for a quick side trip to Looking Glass Falls. Back on the parkway, a […]

North Carolina Vacation – Chimney Rock State Park

North Carolina Vacation – Chimney Rock State Park

I’m finally getting around to writing about our vacation we took in June. We decided to drive back to Asheville, NC, and do the things we didn’t get around to doing the last time we visited. At the top of that list was Chimney Rock […]

Colorado Vacation Part 4: Emerald Lake Hike

Colorado Vacation Part 4: Emerald Lake Hike

I’m finally getting around to posting the final post of our 2014 vacation. Before we started on the Emerald Lake trail, we took the loop around Bear Lake. I was surprised at how much snow was still around this lake. It was a cloudy morning, […]

Colorado Vacation Part 2: Hiking to the Loch in RMNP

Colorado Vacation Part 2: Hiking to the Loch in RMNP

If you hike this trail, I recommend you start early. We parked at the Glacier Gorge trail head before 8 AM. It is a short ways to Alberta Falls, and this is the main reason I say start early. There were about 5-6 people here […]