Category Archives: North Carolina

Camp Hosting in North Carolina – April 2018

As we returned to the Falls Lake State Recreation Area, we realized that this would be our fifth season serving as Camp Hosts in the Holly Point Campground. Our duties in the campground are very simple – clean our assigned … Continue reading

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Camp Hosting in Raleigh, NC

We typically serve as Camp Hosts at the Holly Point Campground in the Falls Lake State Recreation Area near Raleigh, NC in April, or October, or both. We do this so we can spend more time with our daughter, Elisabeth. … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, and More Rain – Raleigh, NC – April 2017

We returned to Falls Lake as Camp Hosts in April.  For most of our time there the weather was beautiful and we enjoyed ourselves by visiting with our daughter, Elisabeth. While we were serving as Camp Hosts at the Falls … Continue reading

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State Fairs, Halloween, and Backpacking – Raleigh, NC

In our travels we have attended state fairs all over the country and we make a point of attending the North Carolina State Fair whenever we are here in the fall.  I don’t suppose that there is anything special about … Continue reading

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Riding Out Hurricane Matthew – Raleigh, NC October 2016

As we drove south from Michigan we saw reports of Hurricane Matthew forming in the Caribbean.  We arrived at the Holly Point Campground on Tuesday, October 4th to serve as Camp Hosts.  Ranger Dave Mumford (our boss) stopped by to … Continue reading

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Raleigh, NC – October 2015

We arrived at the Falls Lake State Recreation Area on Friday, September 18th. We didn’t start our duties as camp hosts until October 1st and it felt a bit odd coming in as campers. After setting up our daughter, Elisabeth … Continue reading

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The Blue Ridge Parkway – October 2015

North Carolina is blessed with a wide variety of terrain, the Outer Banks on the Atlantic shoreline, reservoirs created by flood damage reduction dams, and the Great Smokey Mountains. You could spend years traveling around the state and still not … Continue reading

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