Tubing at Sugar Mountain, North Carolina, February 11, 2017
This weekend, my son and I visited Sugar Mountain, North Carolina and had a fun afternoon tubing. The temperatures were very mild, and there were light sprinkles throughout the afternoon on February 11. We were overdressed for the weather, and were too warm as we observed the artificially-made snow melt around us.
I’m an expert skier and was eager to hit the slopes, though my son is a beginner, and was not as confident, which is totally fine. Sugar Mountain has ice skating, tubing, skiing, and snowboarding, so we had many different activities to choose from, and did not have to stick with skiing. Tubing was really fun, and likely, less potentially hazardous, especially with the large crowd of people who were there this weekend.
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina Tubing, February 11, 2017
Sixteen years have passed since I first visited Sugar Mountain for skiing. Sugar Mountain is awesome for skiing, but it is a long drive from our home. With a stop or two, it takes six hours to get there. Too bad it’s not a bit closer to Atlanta so we could enjoy it more often!
My son standing next to a Giant Sequoia in Sequoia National Park near Three Rivers, California, July 2016
Last week, my son and I were in California. It was the first trip there for both of us, and was wonderful and memorable! All my life, I’ve wanted to see the giant trees, and finally took that opportunity this summer.
Upper Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, near Mariposa, California, July 2016
We enjoyed seeing many Giant Sequoias in Sequoia National Park; sky scraping mountains and beautiful waterfalls in Yosemite National Park; retired ships and boats at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, as well as the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland Bridge, China Town, and other sights in Frisco.
Standing next to the retired ferry boat, Eureka, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, California, July 2016
Of everything, we enjoyed seeing the Sequoias most of all, and wish we could have stayed longer!
My son (as a werewolf) and I with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Pumpkin Patch, Whittier, North Carolina, October 2015
This month, my son and I had fun at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Each year, the railroad has the Charlie Brown Pumpkin Patch, and we have attended it many times.
My son and I at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Pumpkin Patch, Whittier, North Carolina, October 2015
This will probably be my son’s last year going to the pumpkin patch. This is a great family event, and we have had a wonderful experience throughout the years!
My son at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City, North Carolina, October 2015
Note: The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is headquartered in Bryson City, North Carolina.