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Sep 28, 2012 - Home again, home again, jiggity jig!

I remember the first time I drove home from the cabin. I typically want to get a predawn start on the road. I learned that first time, you don't leave the mountains early due to morning fog. So I decided to go to the pool first and then set out for Florida. I'm looking forward to driving my Saturn rather than this Ford. I can't stand how this car drives. Can anyone believe that when I arrived home I didn't have cable/internet? Unbelievable. I'm at McDonalds using their wi-fi to let you know I'm home. I want to express how thankful I am for...

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Sep 24, 2012 - Galax Pool, Mabry Mill and Trail Hiking

Let me share with you the art of waking in the deep woods. First: open your eyes. If you can't see your hand in front of your nose, close them again. Second: Once you can see something exhale. If you can see your breath, stay in bed until you can't. LOL! This morning I woke to much cooler temps and heavy fog. I decided to wait on my hike and head to the rec center pool in Galax for a swim and hot shower. I am actually at the rec center in Galax writing this. On my way home I may stopped at McDonalds for a coffee and they have sweet potato...

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Sep 23, 2012 - New River Trail

Being able to get away and wake up in the cabin means so much to me spiritually. I feel a pull to visit this place when I'm gone. To experience the level of quiet, and yet be able to hear the leave rustle in the wind coming down the valley, or the brook babbling as it passes over the river rocks. Last night I was lying in bed listening to a pound sound and wondering what it might be. It took me a little while, and I finally realized it was my heart beat! It's also so dark at night that it hurts the eyes seeking to focus on something when...

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Jun 11, 2009 - Pencil and Guitar

Two more musicians of uncommon talent - Thursday, June 11 We pulled out of the Fancy Gap KOA in a pouring rain. So what’s new? Our destination was the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the parkway entrance was only two minutes from the kampground. We are backtracking today, heading back to the Music Center and then west off the parkway to the town of Galax. The parkway is a nice safe place to drive in a heavy rainstorm. There’s no cross traffic and you can go as slow as you want without holding anyone up. Water was running in torrents down the...

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