Tuesday, April 28, 2009
We drove east about an hour to Murphy NC to see Fields of the Wood. The largest ten commandments are there. It is quite an interesting place. There are 22 life sized displays of things related to the bible. Bernie got to push the stone from Jesus’ tomb and be ‘almost’ baptized, again. www.fieldsofthewoodbiblepark.com
To get there we drove through the Cherokee National Forest. We had huge mountains on one side and the river on the other for the whole drive.
Then we drove about an hour and a half to Cherokee NC. To get there we drove through the Nantahala National Forest. We drove up and down mountains and around curves where sometimes we were peering right over the side of the mountain with no guardrail.
On the way we stopped at a grocery store to pick up milk. We also stopped at a couple of visitor centers along the way, to stretch our legs and pick up some maps and brochures.
By the time we got to Cherokee it was already dark and we had difficulty finding the visitor center. Someone directed us there and we found a spot to park for the night in the parking lot between the visitor center and the ticket center, right across from the museum. We were right next to the river and listened to it as we fell asleep.