Just got home from our vacation on Saturday from our week long trip to North Carolina. We were there visiting my daughter, son in law and family for my granddaughters baptism. We did lots of shopping, sightseeing in the mountains, saw elk and the highlight of the trip, white water rafting in Nantahala, NC! You can see a pic of us here. It was a blast! The ride was a level III if you were wondering. You can see my hubby on the front left, my daughter behind him, I'm behind my daughter and my daughters boyfriend beside me in the back in front of our guide Jessie. Jessie was full of jokes and stories through out the trip.
One day we drove up into Cataloochee valley. The road trip up there was like a roller coaster ride. One lane gravel roads with lots of corkscrew turns. Sometimes it was a little scary. I tried not to look down over the side of the road.
The Elk of Cataloochee Valley
Also there were a couple homes and a barn from the early settlers there. Very interesting. You could walk through their houses as it was back in the early 1800's. The houses still had some of the old wall paper on the walls.
Here is a picture of Cora sitting on the front step of the yellow house. She loved walking through all the rooms.
Here are a few pics of the barn. It was HUGE!
And here is a picture of a little tiny shed that was behind the house.
On another day I went shopping with my daughters while my hubby visited the Biltmore House in Asheville with his mom and her friend. I had been to the house a couple of years ago and didn't go, but hubby got some amazing pics of the gardens that were in full bloom.
The tulips were just amazing! They were everywhere!
Another day we visited the North Carolina Aboretum in Asheville.
This is my daughter Becky and her boyfriend Harry
Grandpa and Cora. I love this pic!
This little frog sure was making a lot of noise! LOL
2 froggies in love :)
A little skink that was in the crack of a step
One morning we got up really early and drove up to Mt. Pisgah, elevation 5,000 ft. and had breakfast at the Inn. It was kind of a cloudy morning but the view was amazing.
Here's our cabin that we stayed at Lake Junaluska. It was a little cozy place with pine paneling on the walls and ceilings. It smelled so good when you first walked in the door.