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Making Memories at Moonshine Creek

The seasons are changing, Labor Day weekend has come and gone and schools are back in session. Moonshine Creek was a new adventure just 4 short months ago and now it feels like an old friend that will forever be part of our story. We’ve made a lot of great memories here. I know we haven’t posted in a while but here are the highlights from the past few weeks…

We finally made it to the Sweet Onion in Waynesville for lunch. It was so good! We highly recommend it.

We found the late, great Popcorn Sutton (of “Moonshiners” TV fame) at Maggie Valley! Or at least we found his statue and picture. He was originally from Maggie Valley so they are pretty proud of him.

Latest wildlife sightings include wild turkeys crossing the road on our way to the campground. We’ve also encountered lady bugs, butterflies, cardinals, chipmunks and hummingbirds. The beauty of God’s Creation continues to amaze us. I’m reminded of a favorite poem:

God is here! I hear His voice
While thrushes make the woods rejoice.
I touch His robe each time I place
My hand against a Pansy’s face.
I breathe His breath if I but pass
Verbenas trailing through the grass.
God is here! From every tree
His leafy fingers beckon me.
-Madeleine Aaron

We had a visit from our son and daughter-in-love, Tim and Dear. It was good to see them and our grand-puppies, Sam and Oakley. We played on the Blue Ridge Parkway, visiting Skinny Dip Falls and Graveyard Fields.

Then we spent a day exploring Lake Junaluska and Maggie Valley. We walked around the lake, had a picnic lunch and fished below the dam. We had to make a stop in Maggie Valley for some “Magical Unicorn” ice cream.

No fish were caught that day but we visited Wicked Fresh Seafood Market in Waynesville to get some fresh, farm raised North Carolina Trout. Dear prepared them with a delicious Thai sauce (lime, garlic, cilantro, fish sauce, a pinch of Thai chili and sugar) served on a lettuce leaf with angel hair pasta.

Our next post will probably be in October. Moonshine Creek Campground is making memories April 1st through October 31st every year. We think everyone should experience Western North Carolina and make a Moonshine Creek memory!