This morning Connie and I got up and took a walk along the Catawba River that is runs along the campground here. One of the "locals" told us there has been some talk about the county/city taking over the property and making it into a nice walking trail and having it tie into another trail that already exists close to this area.
|View down the Catawba River|
|Most of the trail looks like this|
|This is the river that runs into Lake James that we visited yesterday.|
Walt and Tina had told us about their visit yesterday to the Carson House which sits on property next to the campground and how they had enjoyed the visit. We decided that we would go to the house in the afternoon (it is only open from 2-5 PM on Sunday). The original part of the Carson House consisted of a two story house built out of maple logs that was finished in 1793. A matching two story addition was added later with a dog trot between the two, then a third story was added along with the first & second story porches to finish off the house as it looks today.
|View of the front of the Carson House.|
|One of the downstairs bedrooms|
|This was a multi-use rocker. The nanny could rock the baby to|
sleep while sewing.
|Master bedroom on the 2nd floor.|
|The dining room - also was used as a meeting room.|
|The parlor where guests were entertained.|
We began the process of getting The Duchess ready to travel tomorrow when we will relocate to a campground in Tennessee.