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129 Macs Mountain Retreat Lane, Franklin, North Carolina, 28734, United States | Campground
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Day 6: Rain, rain go away

A travel blog entry by elainesj on Jul 18, 2014

... and brought home as a souvenir for his grandfather!).

Back at the cabin, we discovered the internet was still down. The cabin uses satellite so the rain completely disrupted the signal. We didn't have cell signal either so we had no way of checking the weather radar OR calling the boat rental company (where we had made reservations). We sat around for an hour or so ...

Day 5: Attempted a quiet, lazy day

A travel blog entry by elainesj on Jul 17, 2014

... moved over there and found rocks lining the sides where we could climb to reach the shallow sides of the lake.

Sitting on the rocks, the water looked tempting. We had seen someone swimming earlier. Then Thao spotted a rope swing across the lake and convinced me to swim across with her. We were in t-shirts and shorts...but decided to brave it anyway. The water turned out to ...

Day 4: All about riding!

A travel blog entry by elainesj on Jul 16, 2014

... to eat often and Ashley struggled with her. After 15-20 mins, the owner took action and brought Ashley up and tethered her horse to his. She enjoyed the rest of her ride and his prompt action prevented her frustration.

Then headed back to our cabin for lunch and to meet up with the Lys. After lunch, we were off to Robbinsville to rent a motorcycle.It worked out great. Will drove our van and trailed behind the motorcycle. Everyone took a turn clutching ...

Day 3: Treasure Hunting!

A travel blog entry by elainesj on Jul 15, 2014

... who had helped Esen.
After we were done, they took our findings to identify them. I appreciated that they sorted each type of stone into different small ziplocks and labelled them. Much more fun for us.

Then, we continued with the gem theme stopping at the Gem Museum in Franklin. Housed in an old jail, it offered a guided tour with free admission and gave all kids 3 polished stones each for free.
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Day 2: Super duper wild tube ride

A travel blog entry by elainesj on Jul 13, 2014

... switched to hiking shoes and hiked the waterfall trail that started right from the same parking lot. We did cut it short after an hour or so as we figured the boys would be done.

We returned to find the two men snoozing while Matt and Esen ran around them in circles. They had also found some awesome glittery iron pyrites, one in the shape of a heart, in the creek.
We would definitely go back!
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Location

This campground, located on 129 Macs Mountain Retreat Lane, Franklin, is near Sheffield Mine and Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum.
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