I’m still really sad that one full day of my vacation had been taken up with a work emergency, but what can you do? The next day we had to be out of the cabin by 10am. (But not before I snapped a few more photos of that view!) Thankfully, it was a nice day and our next destination, Asheville, was only an hour away so there was plenty of time to do the hiking that I had planned to do the day before.
The server had come back online late the night before but I was still in tech support mode because many client’s sites weren’t working correctly on the new server and they were having to be fixed one by one. The worst part of the day was when we drove to town to eat breakfast and I got a notice that the server was down again. It took all my effort not to have a kicking, screaming, temper tantrum in the middle of that restaurant.
I was not going to let work ruin my day again so we headed out to Deep Creek, a large area with hiking trails and 3 (smallish) waterfalls. At one point I was standing at the base of a lovely waterfall (See the photo labeled Juney Whank Falls below) and instead of taking in its beauty, I was on twitter telling people the server would be back up soon. Sigh. Thankfully, it actually was an easily fixable problem this time and the server came back up for good. I was able to enjoy the rest of the hike and, for the most part, the rest of my vacation.
There were a lot more trails in Deep Creek and around Bryson City in general that we didn’t get to explore, so I’m hoping we can make this a regular thing and go back every year or so. This trip came about pretty randomly (after seeing a deal on the cabin on Living Social), but next year I’m going to try to plan early to reserve a date when the Fall colors will be at their peak.
After the hike we headed up to Asheville. Next week—if I can finish editing them—I’ll post my photos of the Biltmore Estate and Chimney Rock.
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