We are off on another adventure and I realized that I never finished the rest of my camping post from last week. 

After everyone was awake we huddled around the fire and toasted our Pop Tart breakfast. The kids played while Kris and I tried to make plans for the day. 

First up, hot showers. It was only 50F and we were cold. The dirt ran off the kids and they laughed as I scrubbed them “clean.” 

I tried to renew our campsite but it turned out there was no availability for the rest of the weekend. With poor cell service and no data we called around until Mt. Pisgah answered their line. Turns out, they are mostly a walk up campground. You don’t need reservations in advance. Great news! The ranger told me that sites were going quickly though! Ahhh! I left Kris at camp to pack things up with the older two and strapped Clara in her seat. We headed south on The Blue Ridge Parkway for thirty minutes until we reached the campground. Our plan worked out and we got a great spot for the remainder of our trip! Yes, we journeyed back down the mountain and picked up Kris, Kayleigh and Ella. 

Mt. Pisgah was a great campground. The Mountain Laurel were blooming everywhere. Elevation is over 5,000 feet with views and nature all around. Bliss. 

Ella is a mountain momma at her core. She had so much fun climbing and exploring. The bear box was also fun to play in. She fell asleep during lunch on Saturday-I don’t think she’s ever done that! Luckily we snapped a pic just before my phone died.


The WNC Nature Center is a great little stop in Asheville and has a black bear exhibit and mountain lions too. All the animals were active and we had a great visit. 

Other hilights were exploring the River Arts district and South Slope – The New Belgium Brewery, Vortex Donuts, Buxton Hall BBQ, White Duck Tacos, and The Mast General Store. 

PS- kids had seltzer water. 

Mother Nature treated us to some spectacular views and a great sunset as we journeyed back home.