I’ve been wanting to take my family to the Asheville area to see the changing of the leaves & for Nick & Alexis to see where I spent my college years (theirs was in Gainesville). Plus Nikki knew the only way to get me out of my shop for more than 1 day a week was to get me out of town. I mentioned to Nick & Alexis a couple of places I wanted them to see & they arranged everything else including the plane flight, rental car, great places to eat & a really nice place to stay in Black Mountain.Not only are they my tech support, but our travel agents as well. When Nikki & I were in our early years of marriage we were involved with an organization called Young Life which is a ministry to high school students. Young Life has camps all around the country & one of them is Windy Gap located just outside of Asheville where every December we would accompany a large group of Florida kids & let them experience snow skiing, most for the first time.
It was a very clear day &, needless to say, the view was stunning & the fall colors were at their peak. We were now ready to do a little hiking so on Saturday we visited Chimney Rock & made the 3/4 mile trek over to the water falls.
It’s always special to spend time with family & enjoy the different areas of our great country. For more information on the benefits of travel, check out this great article.