The Lodge on Lake Lure
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Another early morning. Had a waffle for breakfast. Very yummy. Left Virginia and crossed into Tennessee. After a morning break we crossed into Tennessee. Stopped for lunch at a Cracker Barrel in Sevierville. As this is birthplace of Dolly Parton we stopped outside the town hall to take a photo of her statue. Then travelled through Pigeon Forge which is the town before Dollyville. It is just ...
Home sweet home! Many thanks to Uncle Chris, we had an easy time carrying all our gear to the site and setting up this canopy. With a couple well placed lanterns and a camp fire, we had a cozy night with plenty of music from the katydids in the trees all around us. The tent was a comfy spot and we all lingered in our sleeping bags and read some of our 44 library books in the morning. Leah gets the prize for sleepy head. She stayed in that tent til ...
... chap at the camp site didn't charge us for the second days pitch so we set off for Asheville and the Rodeway Inn.
Had dinner in a small town at Fat Buddies before checking into a Rodeway Inn Motel in Asheville. Ashville should have been our lunch stop tomorrow but we decided to make the 120 km drive so we have less to do tomorrow .
Anyway here we are and thats it for today but we do have wifi.
Nantahala to Asheville 69 km ...
... and twist/bang the **** out of my foot. It swelled so big I couldn't even fit my climbing shoe back on... so after this I became what is knows as "Belay *****." Lee had a great climb sesh though. He onsighted some 11's and we giggled at a pompous guide hanging around the crag trying to be big and bad.
I will return and conquer the other routes without incident!
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day! I definitely had one for the memory books. We actually all tried to recall what we were doing one year ago and could not remember, but I will not be forgetting that ride anytime soon! We started under the premonition that it would be one of the hardest climbs of the entire ride, and it was indeed. I started our day with 4 alumni and we descended into the ...