Log Cabin

Sept. 1, 2017


It’s Friday! I get off work on time and Sam is locked down at school for a Tornado warning (watch?) so I decide to take a quick nap as a thunderstorm starts to hit the area…. but No No (the cat) is going nuts, howling, etc. Finally Deb decides to follow him to the basement thinking they must be out of food, nope the food is covered in water, the basement has flooded from the storm – read no nap today – we make a lot of progress when Sam calls and she can be picked up. I drive through what feels like Noah’s Ark rain (4 inches in less than 1/2 hour) only to get home and find the basement flooded again. I have been picking at Deb to go through all her boxes down there, now I know how to make her do it! I know this isn’t Houston flooding but what a bad way to start a 3 day weekend!


Feb. 11, 2017


Hike #7 of #52hikechallenge

Back to Eno River State Park to hit the trails I missed last week. What a difference 7 days and 20 degrees make, the park was packed. At least until we got to the trails furthest from the parking lot and then we had  place to ourselves.


We came across this 1800s cabin and a woman walking around it. She shared that her grandparents (Coles) lived in the home and she visits before it completely collapses.


It’s getting closer….


The construction was very cool, originally it looks like it was a log cabin (look at those joints – are they simple dovetails?) that was sided later. There is no trace the cabin ever had electricity.


Not far up the trail is another cabin. We asked a park ranger and he said it was for a spinster sister.



bigger gaps in the logs.


Chivalry is not dead….

Total 7 miles: Buckquarter Creek, Ridge, Shakori and Holden Mill, Eno Trace Trails.