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.
There goes Nan behind the falls.
The power of water amazes me.
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.
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:
The meat and vegetable course: chicken fried and bbq, roast beef, ham, okra, green beans, greens, squash, corn, carrots....