North Carolina Adventures

Field trip to Martin Marietta Minerals Rock Quarry, Raleigh

Our local homeschool group arranged a trip to the Martin Marietta Minerals Rock Quarry in North Raleigh. Our time began with a safety talk and then a Q&A session with the plant manager, Mr. Matt. He was very friendly and handled the kids and their questions well. He let them know that they were allowed to …

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Hunger Games Fans – Arena Sites – Dupont State Park, Part II

We spent our second day at DuPont State Forest hiking to Bridal Veil Falls.  There are quite a number of hiking options from the Visitor’s Center, but we were sticking with our desire to see the setting in the arena when the careers find Katniss in the pool of water just after her leg is …

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Hunger Games Fans – Arena Sites – DuPont State Park

On our first day of our Hunger Games Fandom weekend, we took a trip to District 12 in the morning. By the afternoon, we were hiking in DuPont State Forest, just south of Asheville, North Carolina.  DuPont State Forest is the location of many of the scenes in the arena of the Hunger Games movie.  Some …

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