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Monday, May 16, 2011

Highland Waterfalls

Nan and I left Carol's on Saturday and drove Rte 64 to an RV park in Franklin, NC. The view:
We stayed at a cute little Passport America Park, farm family-owned.
Koi and frog pond
Lots of nest boxes and birds
I think this is a tree swallow.
Nan having fun with the bathhouse decor.
We parked Nan's rv and took Silver Lining on the winding mountain roads to see some waterfalls.
This wasn't one of them, but I climbed down the bank to see, so took a pic.
The first waterfall we stopped at was named Dry Falls near the town of Highlands. Don't know why they named it that because we certainly got wet as we walked behind it. The water falls about 40 feet.
The path behind the falls.
Looking out through the water at Nan as she takes a picture of me.
There goes Nan behind the falls.

A view of the trail down to the falls. Nan's newly repaired knee got a workout.
"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling." Lucretius
The power of water amazes me.
Want to watch the waterfall? Click on the video.

Forget-me-nots growing on the wet rock wall.
Nan gets a photo.
Don't know what these are called. On edit: this is a Japanese Pieris, also called Lily-of-the-valley shrub.
The next stop was Bridal Veil Falls. 
Which you can not only walk under, but drive under as these motorcycle riders did. I didn't do that with the rv. The waterfall was not the only water falling.
View from behind.
Next we drove across the GA border to Sky Valley where Nan owns a time-share condo. Along the road we passed these rhododendrons in full bloom.
 The sun came out again and we stopped for a dog break at this Osage Mountain overlook.
Loved the name of this trail, but it was too wet to hike.
 Entrance to Sky Valley
 Nan's condo overlooks this lake.
And there is also a waterfall here.
For a memorable end of our day, Nan treated me to dinner at Dillard House. View from the parking area:
Dillard House serves family style dinners. You don't order anything, you just eat what's for dinner. And let me tell you, there's a lot of it. This was the appetizer course:

 The meat and vegetable course: chicken fried and bbq, roast beef, ham, okra, green beans, greens, squash, corn, carrots....
 We managed to do a good job. And the doggy-bags provided two more meals each.
 Nan and I have agreed if we see something we like in any of the gift shops we pass through, we'll just take a picture instead of buying. So here's my picture from the gift shop.

1 comment:

  1. Lizzie, you and Nan certain had a great visit and also what a water falls ..oh don't stop me what about that dinner...Yummy..Enjoy Sistahs I sure wish I was with you two ..God Bless