“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― St. Augustine
When the world shut down in 2020, all of my previous travel plans had gone out the door. We were planning on doing some trips spring break, but decided to stay home. Then in the summer we looked into camping, but most campgrounds were either full or closed due to the pandemic. A lot of people started camping back in 2020 because many popular vacation spots were closed. That summer we stayed home. We put a pool in the backyard. We visited several spots in town. We just took it easy. However, by fall I was itching to get out of town. It had been a stressful week of teaching. My class was full remote, and it was very difficult to keep them engaged. It wasn’t really their fault. From faulty internet connects, to technology that wasn’t designed for this kind of usage, and kids being kids made it a struggle. I needed a break. One thing that is nice about Charlotte is it is really close to everything. I am about 2 hours from the beach and 2 hours from the mountains. In October of 2020, we decided to take a day trip to the mountains.
These photos are from one of my favorite places to visit, Curtis Creek. It is located near Old Fort, North Carolina. The North Carolina mountains are filled with amazing streams and creeks. The problem with some is they are hard to get to. You have to hike or walk for a long period of time. Curtis Creek has some great views right in the side of the road. Most of these photos are taken from either the side of the road, or a very short walk down a hill. This is a great place to visit when the leaves are changing, or just a great place to visit to see some great mountains scenes.