Monthly Archives: August 2021

Calvary Episcopal Church

Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, NC was established in 1859 and it still catches the eye of travelers on US 25.  The architecture is distinctive and the setting is attractive with the winding drive through the front lawn of the … Continue reading

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Biltmore Gardens in August

Billie and I visited the flower gardens on the Biltmore Estate on August 15 and found that some policies are now in place to cater to those primarily interested in visiting the flower gardens and greenhouse area.  A parking attendant … Continue reading

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The Book and Bee

We found a neat little restaurant named The Book and Bee which follows a literary theme and serves lunch and afternoon tea.  We went there for lunch last week and enjoyed it a great deal.  

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Bearwallow Mountain Hiking Trail

The Bearwallow Mountain Hiking Trail is part of the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail system,  comprising a 1.0-mile access trail climbing from the trailhead to the peak of Bearwallow Mountain. The trail is steep and littered in many places … Continue reading

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Brother John’s Birthday

Billie and I joined my brother Jim and his wife Susan at the gathering for brother John’s 77th birthday.  John’s three children – Todd, Christy, and John Michael – and spouses Jessica and Darren were there, and John’s two granddaughters … Continue reading

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