Sunday, April 10, 2011
Wandering in the South, Y'all
We arrived in Asheville, NC in a hailstorm and the hail balls were up to the size of large marbles. We stopped in a parking lot to let it pass, with all the other folks waiting it out, looking out with trepidation as the hail strikes on the roof of the truck sounded like gunshot!
Peter took this photo to show how much water pours off a parking lot during one of these intense storms.
Peter taught a bookbinding class on Sunday at BookWorks, in Asheville.
Some cool structures were made:
I went for a walk around the neighborhood of the center and look! the dogwood are spectacular here.
After the class, we had a beer at this brewery beside the French Broad River. This is the artsy side of town and the outside drinking area was surrounded by great iron work.
We stayed a night near Athens in the Ft. Yargo State Park. State Parks are jewels. Very empty this time of year. No mosquitos yet, no plastic beach toys littering the lakes. Just nice views and quiet.
Well, not so quiet when we are talking on the phone to Suzanne about grand baby Emily back home...
Teaching again in Chattanooga, TN and more cool books:
Here is the spot we "camped" for the night in Chattanooga, near the "Choo-Choo."
a very cool urban neighborhood, filled with entrepreneurial 20 - 30-somethings.
Last night, we camped in "Old Stone Fort State Park, near Manchester, TN, a 2000 year old ceremonial spot for the Woodland era Native Americans.
This is Peter wandering in the paper mill ruins in the park. Will you build me a wall like this please?
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