I knew this would happen. When school was out in early June I reflected on the fact that vacation would be gone all too soon, and I would be back to work again.
Now, it is the last weekday of vacation. Friday. And on Monday I am back to wo... Read more
Wow! What a busy day. Had to go to the trailer to clean it up and get stuff out of it to bring it home. Also had to go to ATT and get a new cable to charge my iPhone4 in the truck. Then I took the truck to get gasoline. Had to put air in the tir... Read more
Today was my wife's birthday. It was her choice what we were going to do.
We started the day by going out to Moses H. Cone Manor and taking a 4 mile mountain hike out to Trout Lake and then up towards Rich Mountain. We didn't arrive at Rich... Read more
Take Two: Somehow I lost the 1st one. Today we hiked to Elk River Falls. The hike was short (half mile round trip) but strenuous. Unfortunately, it only took around 15-20 minutes of hiking time, so after that we went back to Moses Cone and hiked... Read more
Today we went back to Moses Cone Manor to walk "The Maze" trail. We got a good hike in the mountains. There was nothing exceptional to photograph, but as we were going around the trail of Bass Lake to get to "The Maze" trail, I ran into this gag... Read more
We are on vacation in Boone, NC, I guess in the Blueridge Mountains. It has been raining almost constantly ever since we arrived. We have been going out and hiking and walking between showers. Yesterday, I finally got tired of that and told my w... Read more
Got up late. 8:00 A.M. Ate a late breakfast. 9:30 A.M. Got cleaned up late. 11:00 A.M. Doing my sparkpeople late. 12:30 and I am finishing up. This afternoon, I am going to pick up a new pair of jogging shoes that I ordered. The store didn't hav... Read more
Back to Cone Manor today so we could hike the Fire Tower Trail. The hike was over 5 miles and took us a little over two hours to hike. Lots of uphill grades going to the tower and lots of downhill grades coming back. It was a great workout and w... Read more
The Mast Family General Store is an interesting store in which to shop. I can't say that we bought anything, but they have a great deal of merchandise under one roof. Candies individually wrapped; sporting goods; sporting clothes; shoes; differe... Read more
Today we went to Moses Cone Manor which has miles of hiking trails in the mountains. We hiked between 5-6 miles in a little over 2 hours. That was a great exercise session. Attached are a few pictures I took while at Moses Cone today. Hope you e... Read more
Today we moved from Pigeon Forge KOA to Flintlock RV Resort at Boone, NC. Only took about 3 hours and as we arrived it began raining. We did the basic setup that had to be done in the rain. Then we went inside, dried off and waited for the rain ... Read more
When I am teaching school, my planning period rolls around and I sit in front of my computer and go to sleep. Well, here I am on vacation, and I went out and ran 3.5 miles this A.M. and I am sitting in front of my computer and guess what? I went... Read more