Table Rock Mountain& 39;s distinctive summit above Linville Gorge can be seen easily from many parts of the North Carolina mountains and foothills. The rocky summit is fun (and safe) to explore. The 2.2-mile roundtrip has some steep climbs, so it& 39;s a bit strenuous. The views of Linville Gorge are spectacular from the 3,930-ft.
Hello Matador parents — and kids! Next week we’ll be publishing a new guide specifically for families traveling around the US this summer. We’re digging up the most underrated places, and as always, we’ll have lots of inspiration and local knowledge, and a special focus on:Road TripsBest camping spotsMost family friendly spots for learning and adventureIf you’d like to stay tuned or help us spread the word, please use the MatadorKids hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.
Mountain Farm Museum & Oconaluftee Visitor CenterLocated at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cherokee, see historic farm buildings in an open-air museum and get plenty of great information from rangers.Mingus Mill & Smokemont ChurchSee two historic structures within a few miles of each other in the Great Smoky Mountains, both located near the North Carolina entrance on Newfound Gap Road / US 441 near Cherokee.
November 20, 2020-January 2, 2021Don& 39;t miss The North Carolina Arboretum& 39;s elaborate Winter Lights show, transforming the gardens into a nighttime wonderland with 500,000 lights! Walk through spectacular displays and see the gardens in a completely new way - with even more lights this year. Designed with an artistic aesthetic, the Winter Lights show enhances the natural beauty of the gardens as you celebrate the holidays.
1. “The star’s on!” is your way of saying…“Let the holiday preparations and festivities begin!” When that big, beautiful 370 bulb star appears on the Arctic Valley mountain side, you can’t resist smiling like an idiot— even if you’re alone in your car.2. You clock more hours shopping at a wholesale warehouse than the mall.
Sleep with the AC on.If mom catches you doing that, you’re in for a long lecture on how ‘your waist will get a cold’ and you’ll ‘become sterile.’ Just turn the damn thing off, okay?Refuse food when it’s offered to you.Doesn’t matter how gross shkembe chorba or fries cooked in mas (pig lard) sounds. When grandma sets up a trapeza, you eat and you ask for seconds.
1. It’s not always summer in Australia.It’s amazing how many tourists visit Australia believing that it’s always summer here, though in most parts of the country we actually experience all four seasons. And trust me when I say that winter gets incredibly cold. Scraping ice off the windshield of your car kind of cold.
1. You are and/or know a yinzer.Pittsburgh, like the cities of Boston and New York, has its own dialect — most recognizable by the word yinz (plural for “you,” derived from “you ones”). Thus the yinzer is a Pittsburgh native who speaks with the accent and vocabulary unique to this area. You can tell a yinzer by the vowels: double Es become I, and Os are always a nasal AH sound.
This world-class equestrian competition campus, internationally known for hosting the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2018, continues to expand. Each year, they host 40 weeks of competition with Olympic-level riders and horses in the country, in additional to many events. Most competitions are free for the public to watch!