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Vacation 2017

Scaly Mountian North Carolina & The AppalachianĀ Mountains

Jake and I spent a week at Dave & Lisa’s cabin at Scaly Mountain in North Carolina. At the end of the trip, we drove to see my grandparent’s old house in Gate City VA.

Highlights and impressions!

Best Weiner Schnitzel west of Vienna at Wolfgang’s in Highlands (I first ate here about 20 years ago – still a fixture in the Highlands).

Rain all day Monday – Laura brought it with her when she came šŸ˜‰ charged the waterfalls and made for two great hikes to see them.

Jake loves to hike – does great on the trails!

Almost got lost on the trail on the way out on the second hike! Jake assured me everything would be just fine.

Asheville NC reminded me of a smaller version of Atlanta complete with bad traffic and a snarled up downtown. However – everyone I saw looked like an ad for REI! It does, however, boast to be the most friendly dog city in the South (or some such).

Beautiful drive to Gate City from the cabin. This must have been a similar route we traveled in the 60s but with no interstates. Gorgeous scenery!

Gate City and surrounding area seemed about the same as I remembered 50+ years ago except the cars were newer :-0