Capping off a busy weekend, we decided to go hiking in the mountains the day after the wine tasting adventure (see Asheville, N.C. post). Danny, Kim, Lena and I drove to a prearranged spot at more than 4,500 feet, where we met Tom and Michelle. We had gone to the wine tasting with them the day before and had dinner with them that night at their home way away from everything. We brought the dogs – Pumpkin and Gira – who went nuts in anticipation the whole 45-minute drive.
It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, with a cool wind blowing to cut the sun’s heat. We hiked up some hills (mountains?) and down some trails, at first trying to find blueberries. Alas, the hot summer and low rainfall ruined the crop. But the walk was definitely a workout.