Travel Blogs from Hot Springs
... As expected, there were old worn warehouses which artists had occupied and set up shop. They left the commercialism behind and focused on the art. It was wonderful to see them at work! Nellie got to go with us on our adventure to Chimney Rock & Lake Lure. She bounded up 26 flights of steps only stopping to allow us to catch our breath! The views were spectacular from the top. We then took a path to the ...
... to get our bags packed and ready to go. Once we had all our things packed and relatively ready to go, Joe took us to Starbucks inside ingles. We relaxed there, updating the blog. Joe bought the movie White House Down to watch when we got home. When we finished the blogs, we set off to the Dollar General to pick up snacks. This is where we found the diamond in the rough. We found the movie Surf's ...
Today was a very eventful day. We woke
up to a breakfast with cereal and Pop-Tarts. Our plan for the day
was to go up to the mountains. After that we would go into Gatlinburg
and pigeon forge to shop and have fun. When we finished with
breakfast, everybody got ready to go. We all hopped in the van and
started off on our adventure. On the drive there, it began to rain.
We decided ...
... us up and got us ready for
the down stream adventure that was awaiting us. Even Joe was excited.
Some of us were nervous because we had never gone white water
rafting. We had to take a short trip to where we would push off on
our trip. The group was split into two. One group going with Monica,
the other Jeff. During the majority of the trip the rapids were slow
and uneventful. However, when we came upon the level 2 rapids, things
got exiting. Even as far ...
... because I waited for the rain to stop. Great hike today, no sun - but clear/overcast skies. The wind did pick up for a while, strong enough to almost knock me off my feet at the ridges. Then, after heading down a few feet, the wind was block by the mountain. I took a .6 mile detour to go check out the fire tower, well worth the extra hiking - some cool rock scrambles and great views up there! I almost lost my hiking pole, it fell down the side of a rock edge.....a ...