Sunday we headed out to the Track Rock Gap Archaeological Area to see petroglyphs made by Native Americans. Most of them were so weather-warn you could hardly make out the shapes, but I just stood there closed my eyes and imagined the Natives pounding away at the rocks to make those carvings. Amazing!

Track Rock Gap Archaeological Area

Track Rock Gap Archaeological Area

Track Rock Gap Archaeological Area

We left there and drove over to the John C. Campbell Folk School, which is a school that allows a non-competitive, adult learning community offering classes in art, cooking, craft, dance, gardening, music, etc. that vary in length.

John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School

We didn’t get to spend a great deal of time there, because some of us were starving as soon as we got there. We took off and went to Papa’s Pizza To Go for a lunch buffet.

After that we went for a swim at the Clay County Recreational Park on Lake Chatuge.
Lake Chatuge at  Clay County Recreational Park

Lake Chatuge at  Clay County Recreational Park

After about an hour and half of swimming, it was time for the Johnston’s to head home. Rachel stayed with us and the 5 of us went back to Helton Creek Falls. The kids didn’t get to slide on the lower falls the first day we were there, so we decided to go back before heading home.
Helton Creek Falls

Helton Creek Falls

We took a break from the sliding on the Lower Falls and hiked up to the Upper Falls, where Daisy tromped along with the kids. She sank down in the mud! She loved it.
Helton Creek Falls

On our way home we saw a sign for an Appalachian Trailhead and Neel’s Gap, so we stopped to take a look around.
Appalachian Trailhead

Appalachian Trailhead

Appalachian Trailhead

Appalachian Trailhead
From there it was full blaze ahead to get home and a brief stop at Mickey D’s for dinner.

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Blairsville Cabin
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