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Aug 15, 2011 - Fog On The Mountain

Our time here on Beech Mountain is drawing to a close. And that close symbolizes more than just the ending of our time in this place, but also the ending of summer 2011. Faculty reports back to the Community College where Bill teaches on Wednesday and he couldn't be more excited. Much as I loved the work I did particularly during the final years of my career, I'll have to say I never would have used the word "excited" when it came to heading back to work after vacation. But he does love teaching and for that, we are both truly grateful. It...

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Aug 12, 2011 - Lavender Love

Wow, the days are flying by so quickly! We are trying to find the proper mix between time spent exploring or simply enjoying the cool breezes blowing through the windows of our house perched on the side of this mountain. Last evening around eight, we had a significant thunderstorm roll through with very heavy rainfall. Fortunately, there was never much wind (most of you know I have a well-deserved fear of wind!) so we just relaxed and enjoyed watching the storm roll in from the west, pass directly over us and then move on to the east...

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Aug 10, 2011 - Life On Beech

Beech Mountain, NC is a very unique type of place. We had traveled the road up (straight up, I might add!!) to the little town of Beech Mountain and the ski resort a few times in the past, but I think we both had the impression the town was limited to what one could see at the top of mountain. Our first notion that we were very wrong was discovering that our cabin was a LONG way from the town proper down the back side of the mountain. Come to find out, the town boundaries cover more than 65 miles of road with the vast majority of that being...

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Aug 8, 2011 - Land of Cool Breezes

Between the end of his summer school class and the beginning of fall semester, Bill usually has a break of about two weeks. This year, it actually was closer to three. We plan some time away that generally has more to do with beating the heat than finding new places to visit. That was certainly the case this year as the heat and humidity in East Tennessee have been brutal with little reprieve in sight. My theory is to look for higher elevations and determine places within those elevations that might be a fun place to spend a week or 10...

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