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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

North Carolina Rain



So we made it to Asheville North Carolina. There's light rain now, but it's supposed to really start coming down. There are local flash flood watches. Glad we don't plan on driving very far the next few days.

We did over 800 miles since we left Missouri. One night we just pulled into a truck stop. The next night we connect with my wife's uncle and aunt in Tennessee. The last time we saw them was over 5 years ago when we happen to meet up in Texas. We had a great visit and they treated us well. Good food and good conversation.

Monday we met up with my daughter and her family. They are heading south and we are heading north. The plan is to all get together with friends in Asheville for dinner before they continue their journey.

I'm told things are still pretty frozen solid up north. The cross country ski trails by my house still have 100% coverage. They tell me the frost went down past 6 feet this winter. Quite a few people are still without water.

Can't wait to get back . . . .well, I can wait a little. It will be a slow trip north.

-Sixbears

14 comments:

  1. Go see the Biltmore house if you have time. or go to Bryson and shoot the Nantahala River . The drive beside the river is worth the gas and time.

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  2. Sounds like hurry is the last thing you need to do. Gary's right about the Biltmore. It's worth seeing at least once.

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  3. loved the biltmore. especially the basement with indoor plumbing and all the kitchens and the huge toasters for drying sheets.
    we went to their farm with the record production milk cows.
    the ice cream cones are enormous! and they were cheap--abt 40 yrs ago!

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    1. Lots of votes for the Biltmore here. Must be interesting.

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  4. Maybe if you take your time and do some sightseeing along the way, the snow will be gone and then you can start getting ready for next winter when you get home! It's a vicious cycle, isn't it? :o)

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    1. It is a vicious cycle. I've got to do something about that one of these days.

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  5. Oh go ahead and hurry home. I know you miss shoveling heavy wet deep snow and thawing out frozen water pipes and trying to stay warm. You are still young, but I have had enough of that that type of stuff, that is why I chose to stay in Texas once I got here.

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    1. That's one way to break the vicious cycle.

      . . . one of these days.

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  6. Sorry you have to deal with the wet. At least the dogwoods and azaleas are in bloom (well they are here in GA). Have a safe trip home and hopefully the snow will have gone away.

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    1. At least you don't have to shovel rain.

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  7. Took my motorcycle out for the first ride of the season :)

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    1. That's a very hopeful sign. Hope you didn't spin out on some ice.

      Sounds like it's almost safe to come home.

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