Nantahala River Lodge
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... We ended up heading to a trout pond for an hour - Matt was thrilled to catch 2 trout. The owner was really nice to him - he was having trouble catching the 2nd trout (with corn kernels!) and I explained we were pressed for time. The owner brought out worms to help speed things up and coached him a little until he eventually became the proud owner of 2 nice-sized trout (that ...
... On the 3rd attempt, the fire was ginormous!!
Then Matt and Esen had us cheering and hollering as they put on some cool dance routines for our entertainment - proving they inherited the dancing gene from their fathers.
We absolutely loved the freedom to make as much noise as we wanted and not have to worry about neighbors. So wonderful to have our own secluded space.
... 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 ...
... 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.
Day 2: Tubing with Gator Tubes at Deep Creek. $3/tube
Gator Tubes is one of the first rental places u see on the road to Deep Creek. Run by a retired probation officer, they charmed us with their warm Southern hospitality. Lifejackets for the 2 little ones were an extra $5 each. They tied the tubes on top of our van and off we went!
It was a pretty long hike (10-15 min hike carrying our ...
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