Spectacular Saturday

Can I share with you how spectacular our Saturday was?

The air was cool and clear, so the normally "Smoky" mountains were actually quite clear. So clear that the white spec you see on the left side?

That spec is Harrah's casino on the Cherokee reservation. We took the picture from the top of Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Looking in the other direction we could see down into our town, Maggie Valley.

And on the opposite side of the valley you can see the high altitude fields of the 1000 acre Cataloochee Ranch, our neighbors.

The views on these clear days are stunning. I could stare at them all day.

Stunning, isn't it?


  1. The Luke on September 9, 2010 at 11:45 am



    And I love the scenery, too!

    wif love from the Luke

  2. Kari on September 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    The weather sure looked beautiful!


  3. Shawnee the Shepherd on September 6, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    That do be some grate seeneries you has there. I wish I could see that efurry day without hasing to drive two gabillion hours.

  4. Elizabeth & Luna on September 6, 2010 at 1:19 am

    You need to print and frame those pictures!!

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  5. Sam on September 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Wow! We want to live where you live!


  6. Maxx on September 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Spectacular indeed!!


  7. Deborah on September 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    It sure is stunning! The weather is beautiful in New England too!

  8. Huffle Mawson on September 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    You sure are stunning Kiska! So is the scenery behind you 🙂

  9. JacksDad on September 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    How come I didn’t realize that you lived in Maggie Valley? I used to go to Maggie Valley all the time when I was growing up (We lived in Western NC too!).

    That was the first place I ever rode a chair lift!! 🙂

  10. Dennis the Vizsla on September 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    So much forest to run around in!

  11. Mimi & CC Cabana on September 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    The photos are gorgeous, but I’m sure they only hint at how beautiful it is there. The Herd is so fortunate.

  12. Houndstooth on September 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Definitely stunning! You are lucky to live in such a scenic place. How far do you have to drive to get the place where you hike? I’ve always been curious, too, about how many miles you hike on a Saturday. I’m guessing quite a few to wear out The Herd!

  13. The OP Pack on September 5, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Woo, Kiska, stunning vista you gave us today BUT that’s not the only remarkable part of this post – you look quite stunning yourself.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  14. Fiona on September 5, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Oh. Wow. That is Absolutely Beautiful!!!! (Mom is sighing with pleasure – when she lived in NC, she and her parents used to take trips into the the mountains, and now she’s all nostalgic-like). Some of our trees are just starting to change colors, and so I anticipate some mountain pictures for us, too. Enjoy the wonderful weather!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  15. Khyra on September 5, 2010 at 9:50 am

    The beaWOOty!

    AND the mountain scenery pikhs weren’t bad either!

    PeeEssWoo: Of khourse, it would have been even better with some apple pie fur dessert!

  16. KB on September 5, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I agree – STUNNING. It looks like Kiska loved it too! I hope that you have another one like that today.

  17. Minnie and Mack on September 5, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Wow, what beauty our country has! You all are lucky Sib’s to be able to take it all in. Like 3 Dogs said above, we will have to live through you guys to see mountains. Enjoy this wonderful Holiday weekend.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  18. 3 Dogs on September 5, 2010 at 5:09 am

    I. Am. So. Jealous.

    We were up in the mountains last weekend and, honestly, there is nothing better! You guys are so lucky you get to see them everyday!!! For now I guess we will just have to live vicariously through your pictures but someday….someday…. 🙂

  19. Corgi Country Crew on September 5, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Wow! Those are awesome views. You sure have great places to go on walks!!! We have some hills across a valley from us that are called the “Lost Hills” because you normally can’t see them unless there’s been a storm and a lot of wind so that the air is very clear. Walk ON! Herd… Walk ON… and keep on sharing your views with us, too, ok? The CCC

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