A Hiking in the Blue Ridge


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.

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About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. Indonesia lasted for a 4 wonderful years but I have now moved on to Hua Hin, Thailand.
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