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Grandfather Mountain from Blue Ridge Parkway, 2021

Friday, August 19, 2022

The part of a waterfall I could visit

Yesterday was so wonderful (after my full weekend with the family in super weather) with clouds and cool air, open windows as I again sat at my desk to start writing new blog posts. And though many blog friends are suffering in droughts, we will be getting rain again in the next day or so. 

But here's part of my memories...

The pond which was on the map of the B&B mansion/cabin...we had to check it out first Sat. morning. 

Some folks were fishing from this floating pier. 

Our OH girls were not thinking this was where they'd swim and sun...though some other visitors arrived as we left, brining lots of big floats upon which to go float around the lake.

We were able to park close to this nice shelter with the "stone table." No other explanation was given, but it appeared the shelter was built around it, with the logs going through the floor. Aslan comments were made aka C. S. Lewis and the Narnia chronicles.


Nobody much heeded this weird sign.

Having found that even with my walking stick, climbing steps either direction was really hard for me, I limited my hiking in the mountainous terrain. As a fully integrated (vs. wilderness) Appalachian area with many switchback roads, the area near Lake Lure, just south of Old Fort NC is mainly trees...not like the Rocky Mountains at all.







Me in the blue hat at Upper Falls

The Upper Falls...I sat out the trek to the lower falls however...playing with kaleidoscope app with my grandson.

I enjoy a portrait full of hearts, feeling the love!

The other family members went to the lower falls, then hiked back up to where we were. 

I'm glad they took some photos. It really does look worth the hike...maybe next time!

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Today's quote:
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. -Louis Pasteur, chemist and bacteriologist (27 Dec 1822-1895)

13 comments:

  1. Hello,
    That stone table looks huge. Wonderful photos of your family vacation. The waterfall is lovely.
    Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. The comments about the stone included, how did they get it up on those logs. Hey, if you consider how the pyramids or Stonehenge were built, this was a piece of cake!

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  2. ...the area looks like a rhododendron jungle!

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    1. Yes, along the creek many rhododendrons were growing.

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  3. Nice Narnia connection there, I’m sure I wouldn’t have thought of it, but Sue might have.

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    1. I immediately thought that, and was glad to hear my sons and grands also joked about it. Poor Aslan in the story!

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  4. What a beautiful place for a walk with the family.

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    1. It was a very excellent area for so many people to walk and feel the wilderness of the mountain forests.

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  5. I love seeing family having a good time together. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.

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  6. I don't have a chance to see waterfalls often. These are beautiful!

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I do love seeing all your comments.Thanks. And I will make some notes after them, in case you, or the next person, reads them!