Category Archives: Travel

Fontana Village 2018 – A Day on the Town

6/21/18 For our last full day on vacation we drove to Bryson City, NC for lunch and some shopping. First we went to CJ’s Grille and ate outside with a nice view of the mountains. They had a great special … Continue reading

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Looking Back – My Time in Kenya

(Note: The photos in this post look degraded because they were scanned from old prints taken before I had a digital camera.) In the summer of 1997, after my first year in seminary, I went on a short-term mission trip … Continue reading

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Tourism Posts I Want to Write . . . but Might Not Have the Chance

One of my topics in this blog has been to cover fun travel destinations. I wrote a series on my family’s trip to Fontana Village in the NC mountains and a post on my hike in Tallulah Gorge near Toccoa, … Continue reading

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Chasing Inspiration at Tallulah Gorge

I visited Tallulah Gorge with some friends about five years ago. I have thought recently about returning, and yesterday I did it. Wow, what a day. I live about an hour away from Tallulah Gorge. With the fall colors on … Continue reading

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Fontana Village Vacation, Day 8

6/16/17 Today we all went home. As is traditional, we left early and then drove to Franklin, NC to eat breakfast at Shoney’s. We live in different towns in Georgia, but we all pass through Franklin on the way home, … Continue reading

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Fontana Village Vacation, Day 7

6/15/17 Not much happened today. As is traditional for our Fontana vacation, we had a big breakfast cooked by my older brother-in-law. The rest of the morning several of us sat and talked on the front porch. It was a … Continue reading

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Fontana Village Vacation, Day 6

6/14/17 Today my family rented a pontoon boat at Fontana Lake. This lake was created when Fontana Dam was built. The view was great. We always spend part of the time dragging people on the inner tube. Jenny and Molly … Continue reading

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Fontana Village Vacation, Day 5

6/13/17 Today I drove to the bottom of the Fontana Dam. I visited the top of the dam on Sunday (6/11) with one of my nephews, but we could not visit the bottom. Some police and military were there conducting … Continue reading

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Fontana Village Vacation, Day 4

6/12/17 The past two mornings I wore a light jacket outside, but today was warmer. After my father and I went to the general store for some free coffee, I sat at a table on the front porch of my … Continue reading

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Fontana Village Vacation, Day 3

6/11/17 – A photographic tour of the village The recreation building was the school when the village residents were building the dam in the 1940s. Some of the other original buildings are still here as well. I could not take … Continue reading

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