Thursday, September 30, 2010

Camping in the Smokies

I guess I'm guilty of taking an extended blog break. We recently enjoyed a few days camping and riding in the Smoky Mountains and now I'm having trouble getting motivated to update anything here.  We stayed at Moonshine Creek Campground which is halfway between Waynesville and Sylva, North Carolina.  The weather was nice our entire stay, but unsually hot in the afternoons for September in the mountains.  The campground is a little out of the way for   some activities, but nice and quiet since it was in between busy seasons.  I'd probably give this one a OTRWJ rating of 8.   We didn't really spend a lot of time at the RV since we rode the motorcycle all day every day and returned at supper time.  But we enjoyed our stay here. 

On one of our excursions we sought out some of the waterfalls in the area.  This is Dry Falls, near the town of Highland, NC.  It is easy to get to with a nice trail down to and behind the falls.  Very nice on a warm day! 

 Nothing rounds out a motorcycle trip more than a stop at a quilt shop!   Maggie Valley might be known for motorcycle rallies, but it is also home to Quilter's Quarters.  The photo of the pine tree quilt doesn't do it justice.  The quilting and stitched in crystals made for an impressive piece. I believe they had taught a class on this - and might have had some kits. 
There were lots of kits and samples, and of course I had to add to bring one home to add to my collection!

One more quilt I found on the trip was at the Folk Art Center's Heritage Weekend exhibition.  It's a wonderful representation of our favorite ride, the Blue Ridge Parkway!

I hope to find my blogging "mojo" and be back again soon!  Have a great weekend!

(And  a special wish to my sister  for a Happy Birthday today! )


Lori said...

Sounds like a great trip! Love those mountains!
I know what you mean by your mojo. My blogging mojo has been off the charts gone for a few weeks again. Winter seems to bring it back though. Too many nice weather outside distractions right now! :)

Thimbleanna said...

That's so funny -- my parents and I were just talking about the smokies last night. Looks like you had a good time -- your waterfall picture is beautiful!