Travel Blogs from Franklin
... to let them bicker and not let it ruin our trip. We passed Mammoth National park but time would not allow us to stop. The hills were beautiful as we entered North Carolina! That would be our 6th state so far! We drove through tunnels through the mountains that had signs to take our sunglasses off, ok, we did. We stopped at the welcome center for North Carolina and saw the Hells Angel biker gang South Carolina ...
... 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 ...
... Turned back earlier than we had planned because the trail kept leading up and up and up.
Then on our way back to the cabin we stopped at Cable Cove. Our hosts told us it had a nice creek to play in. We stopped in an empty campsite and took a look at the creek running behind it. The kids decided they didn't want the creek but wanted to play in the lake at the boat launch ...
... to take us out for an hour if we wanted. We were thrilled and quickly got ready.
We had explained Matt was reluctant because the last time we rode, he had an awful time controlling his horse. The owner assured Matt he would ensure he had a great time and gave him a small, gentle horse (Bailey) who behaved perfectly the whole ride. My horse, Dennis, was similarly well behaved. Will was on Patchy who often stopped to eat. Ashley's horse, Pearl, ...
... 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.
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting