Tag Archives: Vacation

Fontana Village 2018 – Returning to Daily Life

6/22/18 Today we went home. As I followed my father down NC Hwy 28, a mist hung over the mountains. This is a common sight in the Smoky Mountains, and it always looks nice. It is also the reason why … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Fontana Village 2018 – What Are Those Bears Up To?

6/18/18 This picture hangs in the front lobby of the lodge in Fontana Village. It has always amused me. I call it Appalachian Gothic because it is an obvious spoof of America Gothic, and black bears are common in the … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fontana Village 2018 – Pondering Artwork

6/17/18 This week I have kept my eyes open for writing ideas. It has made me more observant of my surroundings instead of focusing too much on my own thoughts. I took this photo yesterday at the lodge. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fontana Village 2018 – Letting Imagination Run

6/16/18 Today I found a shady spot on the porch in front of the ice cream shop to read and proofread yesterday’s post. Like last year, each post will list the date being described, but I will publish each one … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fontana Village 2018 – A Journey Begins

6/15/18 Last year I posted a daily journal of my family vacation to Fontana Village in the North Carolina mountains. Now we are back. I do not plan to focus on our daily activities this time, although some I may … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Time for Rest and Contemplation in Iona

Someday I want to visit Iona. It is a tiny island (3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide) in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. I want to visit for a few reasons. In 2001 when I was … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Journey | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

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

Posted in Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment