About twenty years ago my grandparents began splitting their time between Clearwater, FL and Waynesville, NC and a few years later they built a house in the mountains and joined the other Florida transplants and became permanent Waynesville residents. As a result I spent most of my adolescent summers, spring breaks, and Christmases in the smokies. In 2011 when deciding on where to go to finish school my choice was obvious, I went to University of North Carolina Asheville, just a 40 minute drive to my grandparents in Waynesville.
A few things have changed since then, my grandfather passed away in 2013 and the next year I graduated from UNCA and moved back to my hometown of Clearwater, FL. One thing still remains, Waynesville will always be my second home.
These are a few of my favorite places and things in Waynesville, NC.