Friday we went camping. 

      This cool little place tucked away in the mountains of eastern North Carolina called Bryson city has been a summer favorite of my husbands family since he was a child. Every summer the clear icy waters of Deep Creek start calling his name and so we come up here every other year or so and go camping.

      This year we brought with us our four kids and camped at the National park in a tent and some hammocks for two nights. After a day of wandering the shops in nearby Bryson City and setting up camp we made dinner over the campfire.

       The next day we rented some inner tubes and hiked about a mile up the mountain to ride down the river. We stopped for a picnic lunch after the first ride and then hiked up and did it again. We made a short trip into Cherokee and saw the outdoor drama “Unto These Hills” later that evening. The kids really loved seeing it, and I loved seeing them learn about history.