Sometimes, it’s just hard to leave a place. Can anyone else relate? I have to admit, I had a really hard time leaving the condo we rented in Banner Elk for two weeks earlier this month. I even shed a tear or two. I recall other times I have wept over leaving a place. I … More If Walls Could Talk, What Good Things Would They Say?
If you’re a native Floridian like me, you know that Autumn is simply a date on the calendar. It’s not a true season like other places around the country. October is really just an extension of Summer—Summer Part Two if you will. Oh, sometimes the temperatures will dip all the way down to the mid-80’s, … More A Few Of My Favorite Things About October
It’s always fun to go somewhere new, isn’t it? Somewhere you’ve never been before, somewhere you’ve dreamed about. Maybe that somewhere is on your bucket list. Of course, it’s also enjoyable to return to familiar places — locales which hold a special place in your heart and in your memory. I have done a little … More Good Memories: The Building Blocks of a Lifetime
Milestone — a significant event or stage in the life, progress, development, or the like of a person, nation, etc. Milestones Think about all of the milestones we celebrate — births and birthdays (especially those big ones like 13, 18, 21 and, of course, the decade years). We mark first steps, first teeth, first words … More She Said Yes! And Other Special Milestones
One More Thing Off The Bucket List Well, I can check off another item on my bucket list. I can now say I’ve been to Oz! It wasn’t a movie set or in a book I read. It wasn’t even my imagination. My husband and I went to The Land of Oz on Beech Mountain, … More A Merry Journey Down The Yellow Brick Road
As much as I enjoy traveling, it’s always great to come home. … More The Best Thing About Travel? Coming Home.
Have you ever wondered where a road went? Have you ever wanted to follow that road to see where it led? There is a road like that where my husband and I vacation. We have never made past a certain point but I’m so curious to see where it goes. Maybe this year. … More The Mystery of the Bend in the Road
In honor of Father’s Day, here’s a story about a different kind of father. I hope you enjoy it! … More Happy Father’s Day Mr. Cardinal
Leaving the mountains after a beautiful autumn leaves me in a reflective mood. … More 5 Mountain Meditations
It has been ten years since my boy graduated from high school and went on an epic trip to the mountains with some friends. Sometimes, when it’s quiet, I can still hear the sound of their voices from that one last hurrah. … More Did You Hear That? Memories of Voices in the Mountains