When I tell you that I once had no concept that Alabama could be the slightest bit interesting I mean every word of that sentence. It’s sad really – I’ve always been bored living here – all the things I want to see and do lie elsewhere. I suppose everyone feels that way at someContinue reading “Natural Treasures of Alabama (Part 1)”
Moundville, AL is a prehistoric site, inhabited by Mississippian peoples from about AD 1000 to AD 1450. It features 29 earthen mounds, dwellings used to sit on and around. (read more about it here. ) I was not aware of this fascinating place until I read about it in one of my classes “Buried CitiesContinue reading “Volunteering at Moundville, AL”
I spent a day exploring the Eastern Cherokee reservation, but not like a normal tourist….
“Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkein I know- its a terribly over-used yet wonderful quote that you find on travel-themed jewelry and journal covers in Hobby Lobby. Honestly it’s so befitting for the feeling of total wanderlust that comes with exploratory travel. In the mountains of Transylvania County I had no phoneContinue reading “Escape to Transylvania County, NC (part 2)”
Last Friday I packed my bags and headed for the most remote place I could find in the South. I had booked a week-long stay in Balsam Grove, NC – which is in Transylvania County. The Pisgah National Forest, the town of Brevard, and Dupont National Forest (as well as a good chunk of theContinue reading “Escape to Transylvania County (part 1)”