Call of the Wild

The towns around the Great Smoky Mountains cater to helping people feel like they got away from it all. The fantasy doesn’t end when you feel the call of nature. Many of the bathrooms are decorated to continue the adventure. Gatlinburg TN, Pigeon Forge TN, and Cherokee NC Photographs from …

Fields of the Woods

Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson marked the spot where he received a prophecy to start the Church of God of Prophecy with the world’s largest ten commandments. On the hill that now has 5’x4′ letters writing out the commandments, in 1903, AJ Tomlinson climbed the mountain to meet God. He climbed down …

Cat Fanciers of the South

Throughout the world, people worship felines. Some breed and show their cats. In the South, there are many cat associations like the Dixieland Silver & Golden Fanciers and the Southern Traditions Cat Club. Having grown up with cats plucked from my grandparent’s barn, I quite enjoyed learning about the variety …

Chimney Rock Santa

Chimney Rock State Park’s is a beautiful park with a 315 foot granite monolith. Nicely, there is an elevator built to the top for easy access. There are winding paths and waterfalls and amazing overlooks. In December every year, Santa comes to take the elevator to the top and repel …

Land Of Oz

As I step off of Dorothy’s back porch, I see the withered twitching legs of the Wicked Witch of the East under the house. The yellow brick road is before me and brighter and more magical than I ever imagined. Hidden among the twisty roads of Beech Mountain, NC, the …