North Carolina and the Smoky Mountains

North Carolina and the Smoky Mountains

We just spent a fabulous week in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina filled with lots of outside fun like whitewater rafting and mountaintop zip lining. It was a very busy week in one of the most beautiful spots in North Carolina. We took a train ride deep into the...
Off the beaten Path: Arthurdale, WV

Off the beaten Path: Arthurdale, WV

By Tom and Patti Burkett If you were a West Virginia coal miner, life was especially hard in the early 1930s.  The Great Depression had pulled the bottom out of the coal market, and there were no jobs to be found anywhere in the region. When Eleanor Roosevelt visited...