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Travel Blogs from Murphy
... and struggling with the internet. Finally, we decided to cancel the boat rental and try driving 30 mins into Bryson City to shop.
We spotted an article about an organic honey place in Bryson City and we set off to find it. Unfortunately, we found the shell of a building partly constructed - the place wasn't open yet!! We drove around for a few minutes and quickly concluded ...
... very impressed
with Lynn’s tenacity, hiking the entire 2.5 mile loop like a professional!
After a nice PB and J lunch in the picnic area, we decided
to check out another hike in the area, which takes you to a swinging bridge. The
bridge is part of the Benton McKay trail which travels over 300 miles and
crosses the Toccoa River. We were obviously only hiking a short piece of it to
walk the 275 foot long bridge, the longest swinging bridge east of ...
... and the swim very pleasant.
Thao was terrified of the rope swing but finally ended up jumping off it. Mika and Matt both also mustered up the courage to jump. What a hoot!
Our lazy day ended up to be pretty exciting!
Then, we finished up with the bonfire to end all bonfires! We thought the first night's fire was big. Then the 2nd night, the fire was ...
... to the top of the creek where we would start our tubing adventure. The first set of rapids were pretty rough and a couple of us fell out (Phan and myself). We quickly discovered it was better not to tether the little ones to the adults as that affected balance and made everyone more likely to get stuck or fall off. We all got stuck frequently but some wiggling usually got us moving again. In future, we ...
... spacious washrooms and changing rooms. Very friendly and welcoming.
Rafting was so much fun!! It was tough to paddle that raft though. The Tuckeseegee River has mostly Class I rapids with a couple of Class II sections so is rated for kids 4 and up. We had wanted to do the Nantahala which is Class II and one Class III section, but kids have to be 7 and up and Esen is only ...