THE STUPIDEST THING I'VE EVER DONE - SLIDING ROCK, NORTH CAROLINA
So we are partnering with Visit North Carolina (@visitnc) to do a massive road trip all around the entire state! We will be starting in Charlotte, driving through the mountains and then heading east towards the coast. I can't wait to share the amazing stories with you guys!
Places we've visited today are:
Sliding Rock, Pisgah National Forest
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Rocky Grill and Soda Shop
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McAdenville NC Christmas Town USA 2018
This all started back in 1956 with the McAdenville Men's Club.
Come visit Christmas Town USA, MaAdenville, NC to see their Christmas lights for 2018. You can drive or walk through the streets to see all of the Christmas decorations and lights. The lights are on even if it's raining. We went opening night this year, November 30, 2018 and it rained. The lights were still beautiful! We're sure we did not catch half of the history of how this all started, but we do know that it is the 63rd year of this celebration. What a great contribution to the community.
Here is a link to the official McAdenville, NC Christmas Town USA website:
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There are at least four parking lots around town that are free. We parked beside the elementary school because we came in by way of Wilkinson Blvd.
My favorite decorated house was the one that had The Christmas Story theme with the leg lamp picture in an upstairs window and the fragile stamped box on the front porch!
The town's residences are so welcoming and the over 500,000 lights are so beautiful. It is just like a Hallmark movie set. Ya'll come and see!
Please consider leaving a comment in the comment section below if this was your first time going through the Christmas lights and what you thought.
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Life in the Carolinas - Big Holiday Social - Charlotte Christmas Village
Carl visits with friends in Uptown Charlotte and makes the rounds at their unique Christmas Village!
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Downtown Statesville Revival
See how downtown Statesville has focused its efforts on reviving it downtown.
Sliding Rock, North Carolina
Watch the fun at Sliding Rock, North Carolina, with the screams from all ages! Located in Pisgah National Forest near Brevard and Asheville. Info at romanticasheville.com/sliding_rock_north_carolina.htm
La Strada at Lake Lure | NC Weekend | UNCTV
Learn the story of this popular Italian eatery in beautiful Lake Lure.
Lake Lure, NC
Amadahy Falls, Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, NC
A revisit plus exploratory hike in Rendezvous Mountain Education State Forest, NC. I first visited Rendezvous Mountain 2.5 years ago, and utilized the Talking Trees Trail to hike over 1 mile to officially tag the summit. Since then, the Amadahy Waterfalls Trail has been completed to form a loop with the Mountain Ridge Trail, affording a longer hike for people like me who like to work for peakbags. There is little information on Amadahy Falls, so I wanted to check it out.
The Amadahy Waterfalls Trail begins at the Forestry Center a few hundred yards below the summit. It follows a forest road and is blazed frequently. After a mile it plunged steeply down to Purlear Creek, crossing it twice quickly then ascended above a small gorge with huge boulders trailside. From the trail you can clearly see a portion of Amadahy Falls, but I wanted to see if there was more below in the narrow chasm. I backtracked and made my way up the creek through much rhododendron and deadfall. It turns out everything hidden from view is not worth seeing. The upper half of the slide is beside open terrain, and it would've been easier to slide down the steep banks to the upper section. The waterfall itself is a series of slides, maybe 40-45 feet total. The creek is really small though, these slides are not a noteworthy destination in my opinion.
After the waterfall the trail closely follows Purlear Creek, crossing it and its tributaries 9 times total. No worries though, this creek is very small. After the last crossing the trail ascends steeply to the ridge, ending at the Mountain Ridge Trail. The trail follows an old jeep trail to the summit. Rendezvous Mountain is the highest peak on this long east-west ridge at 2,466 feet. The 59.25-foot steel Aermotor tower was built in 1936 and remains in good condition. However, the tower is off limits because of a large microwave dish emitting frequency fields in excess of FCC exposure standards. If the skies were clear I would've ignored this and quickly climbed up for some views, but the clouds were too thick to bother.
Hike was 4.6 miles in 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Living and driving around Statesville - Salisbury corridor, NC
Some miscellaneous videos of things we have encountered in the last few weeks. Showing me Its a nice place to live.
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Tour of South Carolina's Premier Horse Farm
South Carolina has quickly been becoming one of the most premier states for horse-back riding and relaxed living.
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This property is located right off highway 1 in Lexington County - one of the fastest growing counties in the southeast, w/ award winning school districts, and minutes from the legendary Lake Murray.
Sunrise Kayak Tour in North Myrtle Beach
Enjoy a beautiful sunrise in Myrtle Beach with J&L Kayak Tours. Paddle though creeks and tight turns while watching the sun rise before landing on Waites Island. Kayaking is just one of the many ways to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful scenery Myrtle Beach has to offer.