My favorite time of the year.
Jewell’s Electro Swing Each Tuesday
Looking for something different? Slip through the secret door to find yourself in the Pharmacy Speakeasy. Return to the time of the Great Gatsby, 20s, Prohibition, Flappers and Moonshine. Dance the Charleston and kick up your heels. Each Tuesday 6pm SLT. Clothing of the era is fun but not required. Tuesday’s at 6PM SLT (Second Life Time)
START WITH GREAT MUSIC, ADD A FEW FRIENDS & GOOD CONVERSATION, YOU’RE IN FOR A NIGHT OF FUN!!
JOIN US TWO NIGHTS A WEEK
TUESDAYS WITH DJ JEWELL – 6-8 PM SLT
SATURDAYS WITH DJ SUZIE CUMMINGS – 6-8 PM SLT
VINTAGE CLOTHING OF THE 20’s to 40’s RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Hiking at Roan
Glamping Cabin at Roan Mountain
Glamping at Roan Mountain
We did it! We went and returned and it was wonderful. All great except the fact that I was so sick I barely remember the trip. Not that I don’t remember, but it was like a dream. I was determined NOT to let this virus destroy the opportunity to spend time with Chuck. I purchased cold medicines. One for cough, one for congestion, one for fever, one for sinus, one for aches, one for headache, and so forth. You get the idea? I took them all and I willed my body to move. We did have a great time and it was beautiful. I had no idea the cabins would be as equipped. All cooking items, toaster, coffee maker and they brought wood each day for the wood burning stove. And now I am still trying to recover from the ‘bug’ and hope I can feel good enough to celebrate bringing in a New Year.
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
― H.L. Mencken, On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Back to the camping spot last weekend. My Soul went one night ahead and prepared the most amazing camping spot. He alone built a table out of string and wood. Cut enough firewood for 24 consistent hours of burning and created a cooking area on the fire circle, built a blind and dug a hole for our bathroom needs and had everything ready for us to come the next morning. This time it was my Soul, my son M. and his friend D. Oh, and we took the two dogs. Clearly, M and D was not ready for camping. The work to keep wood and prepare for rain or whatever can happen on a camping trip was NOT in their plan. We had to continually remind them to gather, saw, clean, pick up things to keep us safe. This ‘secret’ place is well known for bears and everything must be kept in the car and sealed. Then, the rain came. My Soul sat by the fire in the rain for hours keeping it going for us. He is quite amazing. I am amazed, astonish, astounded and happy that my Higher Power allowed our paths to cross. He is wise beyond his years, interesting, smart, witty, and he is all mine. He is a wonderful man. He has been in our lives, mine and the kids a short few years but the difference he has made to this family is astounding. We have two teens and it has not be easy. They are adopted and have many layers of baggage. I see many more camping experiences in this family’s future. It is good to be away from TV, digital games and the blasted cell phone.
Had the best day. Went out with just my guy. Just my love and me without the kids. Doing nothing together is doing something special. Did a little shopping and then ate at Mellow Mushroom but the best time was driving to the National Forest to look for out of the way…way out camping spots. No cell service, just the sound of the small creek and insects buzzing. We saw the biggest turkeys I have ever seen. I was so excited. We laughed a lot and smiled a lot. It was a wonderful day.