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A search for a mountian picnic and escape from the news of the day.

In the North Carolina High Country, I have never seen so many hummingbirds flying in and out of the trees to the feeder and nearby flowers. Dipping and diving too fast to get a good still photo. They were magical.

Find out why life is great in the NC High Country. Check out my recent article in South Florida’s Pinecrest Magazine: Pinecrest Magazine: It’s Cool to be in the NC Mountains

A Treasure Hunt with GPS Coordinates The High Country of NC is located very close to the Tennessee state line.  Today we spent some time geocaching in Tennessee’s Roan Mountain State Park.  Although best known for its beautiful fields of rhododendrons, the Roan Mountain State Park has a lot more to offer. For those uninitiated in the world of geocaching, it’s a wonderful outdoor activity for individuals and family members of all… Read More

  It was a beautiful day for a drive along the Watauga River. Following along Old Watauga River Road from Valle Crucis we drove on a paved and unpaved narrow road through tranquil, pastoral farmland and ended up on Hwy 301 between Tennessee and Boone. Sometimes the road took us right along the river, other times climbing high above; along the way we saw the occasional  fisherman trying his luck, a father and… Read More

This week, we went down the Yellow Brick Road and visited Oz.  Located on Beech Mountain in Western NC, the Land of Oz was a popular theme park open from 1970 – 1980.  Shuttered for years, it is now known for an annual, 2-day fall event.  But this June, they are hosting tours on Fridays at 12 and 2. For an entertaining, kitschy peek behind the Wizard’s curtain, it’s well worth the… Read More

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