Carolina On My Mind

In my mind I’m going to Carolina, and in my mind, we have.  I had all but forgotten how pretty it is here, particularly when escaping scorching temperatures at home. Growing up, we often came to Western North Carolina to hike, go whitewater rafting, mine for gems, horseback ride, and read.  To this very same area actually. A couple of times we have been somewhere and I look at Mr. Robinson and realize, “I’ve been here before” all dazed-and-confused like having one deja-vous moment after another.  With many families from home also visiting at the same time, we’ve run into several friends and had dinner al-fresco last night with some of our favorites. Mrs. Grant is one of Raynes’ all-time favorite people so it was quite a treat for him to get to see her– along with her sons who introduced Raynes to tackle football and let him do some fishing on the creek with them. Such patient boys, just like their mama! I’m not wishing we had planned to spend just a little more time here, and in the meantime will continue to have Carolina On My Mind.





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Sliding Rock



It was all fun and games until little guy plunged into the 8' ice-cold water

It was all fun and games until little guy plunged into the 8′ ice-cold water

This was more his speed

This was more his speed



We found a great architcetual salvage store in Brevard, NC that is worth checking out if you near this area. This awkward moment is brought to you by bribery.


Multi-family picnic style, NC-style

Multi-family picnic style, NC-style. Mrs. Grant is like a rock star, and these people, particularly the one in yellow shorts, are her biggest fans.