On Saturday, the 12th, we went to the Maggie Valley Summer Arts and Crafts Festival. It was fun to see all the different crafts people had to sell. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed walking through the various tents.Our friends, Ken & Stacy, arrived on the 14th. It’s been fun to see them again. We had dinner together that evening and then a fish fry together for lunch the next day. (We do enjoy our food on the road.)
At last report, we were going back to
On the following Saturday, we went to Waynesville to enjoy the Folkmoot parade. We were surprised at finding a parking space so easily, but didn’t get too excited. We had lunch and then met up with our friends to sit and enjoy. Oops! It was held on Friday! Were our faces red!!!!! Stacy had commented on it earlier in the week and referred to it being on Saturday. I checked that morning and it said the 18th and I just didn’t connect that it was already the 19th. Well, we had a good lunch out anyway. (Duh.)
So Sunday, Julian and I took a drive down to
Yes, we have been to the casino… three times so far. We have not spent as much as we had budgeted, so we almost feel like winners. If you can bring money home, that’s a good thing!
Last Monday, our neighbors, Larry and Barb, arrived here at Creekwood. They have been all the way out to
On Thursday, the four of us took the dogs and went up to
We went to Murray Branch to do a little fishing. Julian and I had been there two years ago and had really enjoyed it. Since then, the Forestry Service has moved out and the park upkeep has suffered somewhat. But it was still a beautiful place to spend a day.Here’s Heidi and me – ever watchful for that big fish to hit the line.
Larry was the only one to catch anything. He caught four, none big enough to keep. Here’s one of the smaller ones.
On Friday, the four of us went to
We finally found a place to park and started walking towards the restaurant – on the opposite end of town. The walk was good for us and the food was as good as we had remembered.
We took our time walking back and enjoyed much of what Bele Chere had to offer. There were two streets, the length of the downtown area plus most of the connecting streets full of vendors of nearly everything imaginable. This is Donna, Barb and Larry looking at trees made of twisted wires. They were so cool!The fair stretched all the way down to the tower you see in the center of this picture. I’d guess it was probably a mile long, give or take.
Here’s another view of how far it all went.
It turned out to be a great “accident” to have stumbled onto this fair. We really enjoyed it.
Yesterday was the International Festival Day in Waynesville. This is part of the two-week Folkmoot celebration going on throughout this part of
We’ve also been doing a lot of hanging around the park. We walk up to 2.5 miles most days. We have cocktails by the creek with all our friends. Last night the six of us played cards in the afternoon. I’ve been doing some paper crafting. We both have been reading and generally relaxing whenever we can.
We’ve got some fun planned for this next week (besides the trip to get the A/C fixed). So I may actually be getting another entry made in the near future. You just never know.