Hidden among the caves

Recently my husband and I had a wonderful day of adventure by taking the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad out of Bryson City.  Having never ridden on a train before this was quite the treat, relax, watch the world go by and hear a narrative of what this part of the...

Winterize your mountain home

If you are one of our valued part timers you may already have started this process.  Winterizing your home so it will be ready to enjoy in the spring is so very important. Turn off your hot water tank at the breaker and drain it.  Shut off the main water valve to the...

MURPHY, a North Carolina jewel

A dozen years ago an October evening walk through downtown Murphy, NC convinced me that we would enjoy the later part of our lives right up here in the corner of GA, NC, TN.  The surrounding mountains and the sense of a peaceful small town was right up our alley. As...

Cherokee Heritage in North Georgia & North Carolina

The Cherokee Heritage Festival is upon us.  For me, this is the start of a fascinating season here in our area.  This particular festival demonstrates dancing and wears from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  It is a great weekend, free to the public and meant for...

DO NOT list your home this Fall, SELL IT

Autumn in the North Georgia Mountains-Mother Nature’s curb appeal.  She sure makes showing off our homes easy.  She can’t do it all though. Some simple tips for sprucing up can show a buyer, this home has been cared for.  Let’s start at the top (literally). Clean your...