We’d be remiss without mentioning our comfy abode for this spontaneous vacation. Booked through Airbnb, we stayed at The Cabin at Allison Falls run by Carolina Vacations. The house was halfway up a mountain in the woods, but felt homey and secluded. It came complete with two stories, a fireplace, hot tub, porch, waterfall and…Continue reading “The Cabin of 66 Chickens”
For our last day of exploring we headed south. On our way to Hendersonville we made a side trip to Pisgah Forest Gem Mine just outside of the Pisgah National Forest. This was your typical tourist gem mining experience, but we had fun finding and identifying gems and fossils all the same. Afterwards, we wereContinue reading “Day 7: Pisgah Forest & The Cradle of Forestry”
We have a confession, not everything on this trip has been spontaneous. We knew ahead of time that one place we wanted to visit was the Biltmore in Asheville, NC, so when we arrived Friday it was one of the first things I checked into – and I’m glad I did. First, a ticket toContinue reading “Day 6: The Biltmore”
Day 4 was mostly a rest day for us enjoying the hot tub at our cabin and exploring the local area for dinner. We did take the dogs for a dog-friendly hike to the Soco Waterfalls. Advertised as an easy to moderate hike along a boardwalk, it was a little different when we got there.Continue reading “Days 4 & 5: Waterfalls & Mountains”
Day 3 was fully dedicated to visiting Great Smoky Mountain National Park. A made a quick stop at Oconaluftee Visitor Center to pick up Ethan’s Junior Ranger booklet and then toured an old Appalachian farmstead. We then headed to one of the park’s main attractions Clingman’s Dome. This was probably a mistake considering it wasContinue reading “Day 3: Great Smoky Mountains National Park”
As the Williams Family was doing the pre-trip checklist for this year’s big family vacation to Houston, Texas, we ran into a problem. The slide out on our brand new Grand Design fifth wheel would not retract. This was thirty minutes before our planned departure. These are the types of horror stories you hear aboutContinue reading “What do you do when plans change?”
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” Ram Dass Wishing everyone a peaceful start to the new year.
This November we had the opportunity to take a three-night vacation on Disney Cruise Line’s Fantasy ship. This was our first experience back after the COVID Honeymoon Cruise and it did not disappoint! Check In First, we have to explain how easy it is to cruise out of Port Canaveral versus Miami. A quick driveContinue reading “Our Return to Cruising on Disney’s Very Merry Christmas Cruise”
Last summer we had to opportunity to spend two nights in York, ME. This quiet seaside community depicts everything you’d expect from a New England Coastal town, but without the prices and crowds of some of the more popular destinations. (Hello, Freeport and L.L. Bean chaos.) First, we have to tell you about the campgroundContinue reading “Camping on a Cliff”
Just in time for Halloween, one of the creepiest roadside attractions on the East Coast.