We promised photos in our last blog. So here we go.
First the weekend group Dave and Lori, Chuck and Judy and Kathy and Dennis on our hike on Whiteside Mountain near Cashiers.
After the group left we moved the MoHo closer to the creek at StoneBridge RV Resort in Maggie Valley.
We can hear the sounds of the creek and spent sometime relaxing next to the creek. Our MoHo is 10 feet in front of the Creek.
Tuesday was another great day in the mountains! We started off and went to Dillsboro to explore, shop, and have lunch, then through a series of emails and phone calls we were able to meet up with Bill and Pam Weishaupt in Brevard, North Carolina. Bill is also a Florida Power retiree and he and Dennis knew each other through work and gatherings at Eric Major’s.
After getting directions and about an hour and a half drive through the winding hilly mountain roads, we met at Dugan’s, an Irish pub in downtown Brevard, to have a drink and visit.
Then Bill and Pam took us on a tour of their mountain and a stop at their house high up on the mountain overlooking a lake. Along the way to their cabin we were fortunate enough to see white squirrels (not albino, just white).
Bill and Pam have a lot of wild life around their cabin and have pictures of the deer, skunk, fox, hummingbirds, and bear (yes, bear!) to prove it.
We enjoyed visiting with them at their cabin and before we left to return to Maggie Valley they took us to Dunn’s Rock Community Center. According to Bill this is on the dark side of the mountain, real down to earth mountain people. We attended, as guests, to hear some wonderful mountain musicians pickin on their guitars. It was just an impromptu gathering to pick and jam. Something these folks really enjoyed doing. There were ten musicians (8 men, 1 woman, and 1 boy about 13 years old) arranged in a 15-foot diameter circle playing and singing. They took turns singing and passing the microphone counterclockwise around the circle for the next person to pick a song and sing while the others joined in as lead, bass and rhythm. The songs ranged from Honkey Tonk Angel to Family Bible, Margaritaville, and Blue Roses.
Then at 9pm we travelled back over Cold Mountain to Maggie. It was a rather exciting ride in the night through the twisty dark mountain roads. It was, all in all, a night to remember and add to our memories.