Blogs from Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States, North America

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24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25 Remember when I said things don’t happen quickly around here...well I was wrong this time. We had plans to visit my best friend Pati (since grade school) this weekend. We planned to stop in Whittier, NC to pick up sweet Lola about noon this morning and then head to Cincinnati. Last night after dinner Ken got a call from ‘Bud’ the excavator. He can dig tomorrow morning or it could be 3-4 weeks until he can get to ... read more
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It's nice to see progress even when it's not huge. Today was a cold (36 degrees), windy day in Hendersonville, but not raining. I'm working from home which is so nice. As I was sitting at my computer, a huge coyote walked past the window. As I said before we are house sitting in a townhouse which is in a pretty populated area. Crazy. Ken got a call from the builder who had time to stake out the land today. So Ken went up and they 'officially' put stakes in the exact location of where the house will be. The next step is for the excavator to further make more calculations and then dig! I think that's the next step. I'm new at this :)... read more


Our new home: Hendersonville, North Carolina, 22 miles south of Asheville-the gateway to the Appalachian mountains, the Blueridge Parkway, Land of waterfalls (swimming holes and Slide Rock), the French Broad River (tubing, rafting and kayaking), the Biltmore and so much more. I love it here-small historic town, parades, Music on Main concerts every Friday night - where you can dance in the street with your granddaughters and not feel ridiculous, Apple festivals and Christmas tree lighting at the courthouse and a ride down Main on a horse drawn carriage. Small town vibe but big enough to please my foodie tendencies- fabulous farm to table restaurants and lots of vineyards. Population approximately 16,000, elevation 2150 (although our land is 3000). This is our first time living in a small town and feel so at home. I also ... read more
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Our Charlie Brown tree survived excavation
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It was a very fortunate coincidence that my sister was finishing up her family vacation in the mountains just as Albert and I were starting ours. We met met her and her husband in Hendersonville for breakfast and a stroll through downtown. Rain cut the walk short, but we still had plenty of time to catch up. My favorite part of downtown is the decorated bears that are everywhere, on corners, in businesses, etc. It is certainly a charming way to set their town apart. Here's some pics of the town......... read more
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Me and my sister
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Hendersonville NC: The last - and quite possibly most important - detail was getting the bike into the truck and fastened down so we can attach the truck to the RV and then we are officially 6-4-2'ers. That's right: six for getting us there with our own bedroom, kitchen, etc. - no matter where there is; four is for the shopping and rainy days; and two is for touring the really nice roads - the way we enjoy most. ... read more
Up the ramp
Ready to go


T-giving over, taxes, roof and tree work, planning, xmas, go... read more


Wow, finally weather that's cool and comfy. It's been about 70-75 degrees here up in the gorgeous foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We even got a cool, sweet smelling, non-humid little rain storm this morning. All the flowers are spectacular everywhere here---millions of wild lillies everwhere----makes me rmemeber how my great grandmother from the Carolinas loved her lillies. Last night we went to local fireworks after we arrived from Charlotte and Carowinds. First time I have worn a jacket in over a month! Today was the first day in ages I did not have to be anywhere at a particular time--almost a day off!!! Tonight we celebrated three of our birthdays together and I made tons of balloon animals and hats and costumes for the kids (and grown ups)----good thing I had a clown business ... read more
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Balloon creations by Carmel
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After the first session of kids had left, we had 4 days until the second session arrived, so we got quite a bit of time off. Mick got to go play golf at the best course he had ever seen (even better than the Jasper Park Lodge in Canada). It’s called the Cleghorn Plantation and is rated in the top 50 courses in the USA. To top it all off, it only cost $50 to play including Cart. Mick played OK but really enjoyed being out on such a beautiful course again. Only problem is that no one in our group remembered to bring a camera. They also happened to encounter a massive thunderstorm and had to head back to the clubhouse. They were completely soaked by the time they got there and waited about an ... read more


After the first session of kids had left, we had 4 days until the second session arrived, so we got quite a bit of time off. Mick got to go play golf at the best course he had ever seen (even better than the Jasper Park Lodge in Canada). It’s called the Cleghorn Plantation and is rated in the top 50 courses in the USA. To top it all off, it only cost $50 to play including Cart. Mick played OK but really enjoyed being out on such a beautiful course again. Only problem is that no one in our group remembered to bring a camera. They also happened to encounter a massive thunderstorm and had to head back to the clubhouse. They were completely soaked by the time they got there and waited about an ... read more




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