Moaning and Roaning

Sunday we explored a lot of southeast Tennessee. Ended up on Roan Mountian scouting for an upcoming backpacking trip.

Soggy bottoms

The rain was falling hard by the time I arrived in Brevard. I was to hike with a Meet-up group I have never hiked with. We stood out by the cars waiting for a latecomer the rain was steady I began to rethink this.  We headed into the forest anyhow. We parked at the Fish Hatchery at Davidson river. The rain began to slack off just as we began to hike.  We hiked up to Cedar Rock Creek Falls.  We had time to get camp setup and firewood gathered before the rain came back. Thank goodness for proper gear. We had a great time standing by the warmth of the fire telling stories. A good night of sleep was had with the rain pit- tatting the tent.

The next Day we got up had breakfast the hiked up to Grogan Creek Falls. It was in the 70’s and sunshine

A cold in the cold trying to stay warm


I had a great cold hike today! Before I left mom gave me some of her homemade cough syrup, not only did it cut down on the coughing but I sure felt better about a cough that was left. I knew that climbing around waterfalls with Ice covered rocks could be dangerous. So I took nanny’s advice, if I died it would be with clean underwear!! It was very crowded there, everybody came to see the frozen waterfalls. But most stopped at the lower falls very few took the extra climb to the upper falls There are ropes there to help you climb but it is still straight up. Me and the girl behind me took a long cut, it got us more climbing but needlessly. I came down a faster and more scenic route. When I arrived at the top I was drenched in sweat I stripped down to the bottom layer everything was dry by the time I left. I met lots of awesome people up there today. One group impressed me they started to leave and the lady called them back “we should honor this before we leave” they all came back lined up and honored the falls with a moment of silence!


Getting ready for a new year


Sherri and I  took Shelby ice skating in Greenville for a New year holiday.  On the way down she remembered (Cakes by you), We had to stop,  this place lets you decorate cakes teaching you as you go, it was quite fun.

We stayed at a Hilton with an indoor pool we have stayed here a few times in the past we had a blast in the pool. We did notice on the elevator the 9th floor was the executive level you had to swipe a card to even access this floor. Our mind raced with what this place was like visions of fruit bars and chocolate fountains came to mind. We went out to chipotles then we went to The Cheese Cake factory for dessert to take back to the hotel.

She likes her cake!

Cheesecake not so much!

After sleeping late we headed out for some ice skating. While waiting to pay I looked up and seen that senior citizen discount starts at 55 I am just a few years away is this good or bad?

Afterwards, we Stopped by “Joe’s crab shack” Shebly got to try crab legs for the first time, she loved them! Sherri did too!


Then we headed home. While getting gas, I glanced at Facebook lots of reports of ice in the Asheville area.  After checking the weather and getting more reports of the interstate being shut down. We decided to stay New Year’s Eve in Greenville.  Shelby was not happy about this she was ready to go home.  We headed back to the same hotel they were having a massive Gala there that night. We did get a room, remember that mysterious level 9 we were there that night. Shelby was very happy again. The thought of this room was a lot nicer than this room. It was nice it just could not live up the dreams we had assigned it to. The view was amazing! Sherri went out and got us supper while Shelby and I went swimming. Take out food, sparkling grape juice, two of the most amazing women I know! What a great way to bring in the New Year!!!!!!!!!