July 30, 2011

...And I'm Back

We spent a beautiful and too-short week in western North Carolina, fishing, swimming, hiking and picnicking with my extended family. I think that if we get the chance, my wife and I will probably retire to the Brevard area. It's over 103 here at home, and was never hotter than the mid 80s there all week.

Besides that, the Davidson, French Broad, and Horsepasture Rivers seem to have too many trout. Someone needs to help manage the ecology, preferably someone who knows how to roll cast and grill trout.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 30, 2011 03:47 PM

Please Sir, some things are better not broadcast to the hoi polloi.....

Posted by: Rubber_Ducky at July 30, 2011 04:02 PM

All hell broke loose in DC while you were gone - didjya hear?


"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

Posted by: LibertyAtStake at July 30, 2011 04:45 PM

Glad to hear it. Time spent there, if you're an outsider, is always too short. And if you're not an outsider, you'd still wish for another day.

My family used to vacation there back when I was a sprout. That area still has some of the most beautiful unspoiled wilderness you'll find anywhere east of the Mississippi.


Posted by: Goatroper at July 30, 2011 08:13 PM

Sometime try hiking down he Horsepasture to the road at the bottom before it goes into Lake Jocasse.

Make sure you take a rope. Did you slide over Turtleback Falls?

Posted by: knothead at August 1, 2011 07:42 AM

I would love to relocate to that area, well before retirement, if I could.

Posted by: Robert Slaughter at August 1, 2011 02:44 PM