Glimpse of Heaven – Clingmans Dome

June 2, 2022 “Tim, it’s only a half mile hike, it will be easy!” I was negotiating the trip to Clingmans Dome on Thursday. I later learned that that very short hike, while paved, was STEEP! In a half mile, you climb 330 feet of elevation. The photo above is incredible, but just wait, thisContinue reading “Glimpse of Heaven – Clingmans Dome”

OMG the ribs – and the beans – and the….

May 31, 2022 – Pigeon Forge Tim knows I have never been a fan of beef ribs. It’s baby back ribs or no ribs at all for me. So I was surprised when he came out with a “small” plate of ribs for me and there they were – beef ribs. Reba and IContinue reading “OMG the ribs – and the beans – and the….”

Gem just outside of Charlotte

May 27th, 2022 – Charlotte, NC We spent part of the day today at Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, which is less than 30 minutes from the hustle, bustle and traffic of Charlotte’s city center. If you are lucky enough to live near this spectacular parkland, I hope you regularly use this community gem.Continue reading “Gem just outside of Charlotte”

Carowinds Camp Wilderness – Nope

May 29th, 2022 Charlotte, NC Before I share why I would personally not return to Carowinds Camp Wilderness I have to give huge kudos to their on-site staff. Every single person we met who works here was outstanding. They were polite, helpful and did everything they could to make our stay as nice as possible.Continue reading “Carowinds Camp Wilderness – Nope”

Good food – even better people

May 26th, 2022 Davidson, SC Reba and I went on an adventure while Tim had lunch with a colleague today. I googled dog-friendly restaurants and came upon an adorable part of town, outstanding food and some of the nicest people! If you are in Davidson, SC, check out Carrburritos. I didn’t realize that while theyContinue reading “Good food – even better people”