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Family's Visit, June 18-24, 2011

June 18 ~ Detour to beach on Tybee Island, GA ~ hot, windy, smokey evening

Tonye Anne seagulls
Tonye Anne Photo by Tonye
Tybee beach on the boardwalk smoky view
Photo by Tonye Tonye, Becky & Herman Haze is smoke from fire
in the Okefenokee Swamp

June 19 ~ Detour to Charleston & Mt. Pleasant, SC

RB's restaurant Lunch too Yorktown
RB's restaurant. Photo by Tonye. Becky, Anne & Herman USS Yorktown ~ Photo by Herman
Cooper River Bridge bridge Crossing the bridge
Cooper River Bridge from Patriot's Point
Photo by Tonye
Click on photo for larger image.
Photo by Tonye
Leaving Mt. Pleasant ~ Photo by Herman

June 21 ~ Roan Mountain, NC & TN ~ National Forest Info about Roan Mountain

beginning of trail sign Brett & Tonye
Beginning of the Roan Mountain
accessible trail
Trail sign ~ Click on photo for larger image. Brett & Tonye on trail
rhododendron family famialy
Catawba Rhododendron ~ Photo by Tonye Anne, Dad, Mother, Brett ~ Photo by Tonye Tonye, Dad, Mother, Brett
laughing blossom
Photo by Tonye What's so funny? ~ Photo by Herman Rhododendron blossom
family uphill push Rhododendron
Brett, Grand Becky, Granddad Brett pushing the wheelchair Photo by Herman
more rhododendron blossoms bees
More blossoms More blooms Click on photo for larger image of bees.
Brett, Mother, Dad photos Dad taking picture of Anne & Tonye
Near the end of the trail Tonye & Anne taking pictures of Dad
Photo by Herman
Dad taking picture of Anne & Tonye
Photo by Tonye
Mother & Dad Picnic
More amazing Rhododendron Mother & Dad Picnic
chickweed yellow wildflowers Rhododendron on Cloudland trail
Wildflowers ~ chickweed. Click on photo
for larger image. Look for a tiny bug
on a blossom.
Chickweed and ? ~ I still don't know
what the yellow flowers are & I've never
been able to get a good photo of them!
Rhododendron on Cloudland trail
Cloudland trail Cloudland sign Gray's Lily
Rhododendron at Cloudland Hotel location Brett & Granddad reading Cloudland sign The rare Gray's Lily ~ blossoms not open
Anne & Dad Brett & Granddad Dad & Anne
Anne & Dad Brett with Granddad Dad & Anne

June 21 ~ Mt. Mitchell, NC

view Anne Mt. Mitchell view
View from Mt. Mitchell parking lot Anne taking photo at Mt. Mitchell
parking area. Photo by Herman.
View from Mt. Mitchell parking lot.
Photo by Herman.
dinner Mother & Dad view from restaurant
Dinner at Mt. Mitchell restaurant
Photo by Herman
Mother & Dad on patio at Mt. Mitchell
Restaurant ~ Photo by Tonye
View from restaurant patio
restaurant view restaurant view Mt. Mitchell view
View from restaurant. Photo by Herman View from restuarant
Click on photo for larger image
Another view from Mt. Mitchell

June 21 ~ Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

Blue Ridge Parkway view Parkway view Parkway vista

Blue Ridge Parkway views ~ Click on photos for larger images.

June 22 ~ Dad & Anne hike on Cove Creek/Caney Bottom Trail, Pisgah Forest, NC

Dad taking picture Dad's picture Rhododendron
Dad taking photo of Rhododendron Dad's photo Rhododendron
Rhododendron blossoms waterfall Dad
Partially open blossoms Waterfall on Cove Creek Dad on trail near waterfall
Dad Cove Creek above waterfall creek
Dad on trail at top of waterfall Cove Creek Cove Creek ~ Photo by Herman
Cove Creek pool Dad fern
Cove Creek Dad on the trail Trail lined with fern
Anne Squaw Root new bridge
Anne on trail ~ Photo by Herman Squaw Root ~ Click on photo for larger image Dad on new bridge across creek
Anne Anne on bridge Cove Creek
Anne crossing new bridge ~ Photo by Herman Anne on new bridge ~ Photo by Herman Sliding rock on Cove Creek
Looking Glass falls Looking Glass Falls falls
Looking Glass Falls from road (vegetation
has grown up considerably)
Looking Glass Falls ~ Photo by Herman Another view of Looking Glass Falls
wildflower Anne and Brett
Flowers look like horse nettle, but stems
had short hairs instead of prickly stickers.
After dinner, Brett gave me birthday presents: a book, The Playground Trail, signed
by the authors Lee and Jane Whiteley, and a DVD of the film Paving the Way.

June 23 ~ Visit with Aunt Nell & Uncle Stuart in Concord, NC
We were fortunate to be able to visit with Aunt Nell and Uncle Stuart a few months before their deaths within 12 hours of each other in December 2011.

Sign at Horizon Bay entrance Becky, Herman, Nell
Sign at facility ~ Photo by Tonye Horizon Bay entrance ~ Photo by Tonye Becky, Herman, and Nell in hall
siblings couples view of room
Siblings Stuart and Becky Nell, Stuart, Becky, Herman Herman, Nell, Stuart & Becky
Stuart and Becky Nell  
Stuart and Becky Nell  


Photos in header: Niagara Falls; Big Sur, CA; Golden Gate Bridge, CA; Sunset on the Baltic Sea;
Virginia Creeper Trail, VA; Emerald Lake, Yukon, Canada; Glacier Bay, Alaska; Sunset on the Pacific; Triple Falls at DuPont Forest, NC.
Header Photo Credits: All Anne S. Napier except Niagara Falls by Herman Stubblefield.

Updated August 16, 2013