Friday, July 27, 2012

Jonathan Creek ~ Maggie Valley, NC

Hi Friends…

I hope you aren’t tired of the beautiful scenery because I have more vacation water pics for you today!

When it’s hot… you don’t get on the bike…you go find water! So that’s just what we did.

Jonathan creek runs through Maggie Valley. It ran behind our campground and then across the street and behind Tammy and Bills Hotel. What to do?


This creek is raging! It’s awesome! And cold because it’s mountain water! Brrrrrr!


The creek forks right behind the hotel… Tammy and I explored both left and right. And this creek is ROCKY! not little rocks. Big rocks! Boulders under that raging water!! It was a workout!


Trying to keep my balance!

Just having a blast!



Need to keep your tiny drinks from floating away?

Want to keep them cool? 


Build them a river cooler. ;o)

All natural! ;o)


What a perfect day!


You have to find just the right rocks!


Our cooler from the hotel balcony.


Now a tiny fishy sanctuary.

The leetle fishies came as soon as we built it.

They were so tiny and cute! I hope our little habitat is still there protecting them!

We always leave it as we found it… but this time we left a little extra for the wildlife!


The guys, Bill and Shane, watching us be silly in the creek! They hiked up the creek and climbed out onto that deck. While Tammy and I wasted our day away hiking the creek and building coolers/fishie habitats they wasted their day away sitting in chairs in the creek drinking beer.

Really… could you ask for a better vacation?

Um… no! Greatest ever!


What a beautiful place!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Karen said...

Oh what fun!
This is just beautiful and you guys made the most of it...great thinking on the 'cooler'.

Trace4J said...

What fun.
I almost felt like I was there.
Now thats my idea of a perfect vacation.
Hugs & JOY

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Oh I so wish I could jump in that picture Carmen! Perfect summer memory. Enjoy and have a great wkend~*~Lisa

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Beautiful pictures of the creek, Carmen. Looks so peaceful and relaxing! And it looks like it was a fun time. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow you had a full bar in the river cooler. Looks beautiful. I bet with the heat that water felt good.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Carmen~
Looks like fun~ & simply beautiful area of land~

cynthia lee designs said...

It looks like you girls had a great time!!
Love the cooler...great idea!
Have a great weekend. We are still working on our kitchen.

~Sara said...

What a beautiful spot! Sounds like a nice time. Blessings~Sara

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Carmen,
Boy that looks like fun! Great way to keep cool on such a hot summer.
Stop by for a visit soon and have a wonderful weekend.

bettyj said...

Maggie Valley is a wonderful place. Looks like you had fun and that is so important.

Ree Leibrand said...

OMG that looks like so much fun, just like when I was a littler kid! Let me know next time you're going.
By the way, Patti said that if you guys bring your toy hauler and Tracy to Lancaster, PA. that you can park it behind her barn and plug in electric for free while you're there.

Angela said...

Hi Carmen. I have so enjoyed the photos from your trip. We have been vacationing in those parts since I was a child. Were they cooking in the old log kitchen when you visited? We got to taste biscuits one time we were ther and they were wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to go back. H ope your week will be a good one

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Ahhhhh...just chillin' makes for the perfect vacation!! Relaxing, unwinding, and ice cold drinks---ahhh.......--Jan

Anonymous said...

Hi Carmen,
My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
I was looking for blogs about Maggie Valley to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
Hope to hear from you soon!