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Tassels that Travel: Places We're Going in 2016

We’ve updated our passports and bought new luggage…2016 will be a year of travel! Can you guess the places where we are going based on these pictures? 59 more words

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Finding Mitford

“Mitford would simply like to be the pause that refreshes.”
― Jan Karon, At Home in Mitford

This is a post that has been more than a year in the making… well, years to tell you the truth. 2,084 more words

Blogging Challenge

The High Country needs a food beat

When switching my beat from coverage of minorities in Boone to a food beat for the High Country, called “Hungry City: High Country, North Carolina,” a take on The New York Times section… 410 more words


Seven Day Nature Photo Challenge

My husband and sister-in-law invited me to participate in a 7 day nature photography challenge.  I had fun selecting pictures and sharing them on Facebook.  These pictures reminded me of the beauty and diversity of the Earth and the awesome creativity of God. 84 more words


Blowing Rock, NC: Part III - A Surreal Painting

If I’m being completely honest, Blowing Rock blew me away! (I’ll see myself out now) In all seriousness, though, the views were stunning. I would put it on a Must-See list for sure. 339 more words


Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

I’ve done shows in Blowing Rock, North Carolina four times now and until the last trip I never managed to get to see the actual Blowing Rock.  313 more words

Alison Thomas

Pine Mountain Trail (Birch Knob to Blowing Rock Cliffs)

Length/Type: Approximately 4.0-5.0 miles total, out-and-back (multiple turnaround points exist along cliff system); Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult (some steep climbs, poor footing in several stretches); Other Considerations: The road leading to the trailhead is closed seasonally, most often January-March or when weather conditions prevent safe travel.  2,135 more words