Stop number 2 on our East Coast journey, was in Asheville, North Carolina area. Wow, the beauty of this place just doesn't quit!
We had a terrible time finding an RV park to accommodate our 72 foot rig, before a holiday weekend, but thank the Lord, we called JUST after a cancellation, and got this little beauty...
A spot with a VIEW!!!! :)
We spent lots of time wading, relaxing and picnic-ing here. There is no sound I love more, then a gently flowing river....
We ate some AWESOME local Southern fare, as well as the best darn ice cream cone I have ever had, at Jack the Ripper ice cream shop, where they make you a fresh warm cinnamon cone while you wait. Um, holy amazing!!!!!
We were blessed to attend the Highland Christian church service with our friend Sarah, Sunday morning. This is a church where kids are not only included, but welcome to be a part of the entire church service. Their motto is "We will not lose another generation...."
They had a kids church up front before the main sermon, provided a craft that went with the message to work on during service, and had stations all around the room kids could sit in, or play in, while they listened to service with their parents. Before you came in church you could file through a line and get a toy, puzzles, scissors, glue, markers and paperwork to color and work on.
It was super low key and super Holy Spirit filled! Wow, Pastor Jason BROUGHT it!!!!!
We have absolutely adored visiting different churches and worshiping with them this past year on the road.
We also took several scenic drives through the area, as well as catching the Blue Ridge Parkway.
STUNNING doesn't even began to describe what we saw.....
Sorry to have to offer a cell phone image only.
We didn't know we were going through, or I would've gotten out my big camera!
We woke up July 4th with an entire list of local, small town festivals to chose from! SO FUN!
Before we left, Paxton wanted to participate in the Fishing Derby at the RV park.
Guess who took all but one prize?
Our littlest fisherman, Paxton! Papa Don would be SO PROUD!!! Daddy sure was. :)
He won $10 and a bag full of goodies.
Then it was time for a drive through the mountains to catch a small town parade.....
As you can see from the photos, we also had family members participate in the hula hooping and watermelon eating contest. Overall, the day was just a ton of fun! And the weather here is so lovely, we didn't even sweat miserably in the heat.
We couldn't end the day without bbqing burgers and catching some fireworks.....
Hope you all had an amazing and safe Independence Day! God bless America, land that I love!