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Andrews Geyser in Old Fort, North Carolina

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May 17, 2013 Fri 10:37 AM EDT Alt: 2120
Back at the same Waffle House from two years ago.
Bobby, Laurie

The Mrs. and I camped near Asheville, NC for our honey moon a couple of years ago and decided to return for our 2nd anniversary. This time we camped at Catawba Falls Campground which is a nice campground for the money. Above the campground is the trail head for an easy hike to Catawba Falls and is highly recommended. As you see in the photo above, we visited the local Waffle House so we would not be hiking on empty stomachs. Actually we had gone to this Waffle House on our honey moon and wanted to return.

Another restaurant we visited two years ago was The Sweet Onion and we definitely wanted to return, so we did. Check out the appetizer in the photos below and my pulled pork sandwich. If you find yourself in Waynesville, NC you definitely have to try The Sweet Onion.

May 18, 2013 Sat 2:39 PM EDT
The Sweet Onion Restaurant in Waynesville, NC. We found this restaurant during our honeymoon in 2011.

May 18, 2013 Sat 2:13 PM EDT
The Sweet Onion Restaurant in Waynesville, NC. We found this restaurant during our honeymoon in 2011.

May 18, 2013 Sat 2:14 PM EDT
The Sweet Onion Restaurant in Waynesville, NC. We found this restaurant during our honeymoon in 2011.

Old Fort is a sleepy little town a couple of miles from the campground. Check out the Gateway Museum and the Train Museum

May 16, 2013 Thu 5:03 PM EDT Alt: 1404
Mountain Gateway Museum, Old Fort, NC.

May 16, 2013 Thu 4:43 PM EDT Alt: 1404
Railroad Museum, Old Fort, NC
Laurie

But you have not experienced Old Fort, NC until you have seen Andrew's Geyser. Here is how it looked in May 2013.

May 16, 2013 Thu 3:48 PM EDT Alt: 2033
Andrew's Geyser, Old Fort, NC. A recent flood had disabled the geyser.
Laurie

Feeling a little let down? There were some high waters in early May that damaged the plumbing. Luckily for you, the reader, I am actually writing this blog in June on another trip to this area. After a not very fruitful day trekking to waterfalls, Laurie suggested we return to the Geyser to see if the locals had repaired the plumbing. I was skeptical but like a good hubbie I drove to the Geyser. It was fixed and actually pretty neat.

Jun 22, 2013 Sat 5:20 PM EDT Alt: 1868
Andrew's Geyser in Old Fort, NC

Jun 22, 2013 Sat 5:08 PM EDT Alt: 1825
Andrew's Geyser in Old Fort, NC

Jun 22, 2013 Sat 5:10 PM EDT Alt: 1825
Andrew's Geyser in Old Fort, NC

Jun 22, 2013 Sat 5:14 PM EDT Alt: 1825
Andrew's Geyser in Old Fort, NC

So if you are ever in the Old Fort, NC area, check out the Catawba Falls, the Catawba Falls Campground, the museums in Old Fort and especially Andrew's Geyser. If you make it to Waynesville, eat at The Sweet Onion and let me know what you think.

May 16, 2013 Thu 11:45 AM EDT Alt: 1940
Catawba Falls, Old Fort, NC.

Check out all the photos from our May 2013 trip here.

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