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It finally happened ….. Robby and I were able to travel to our cabin for the first time in two months. The whole COVID19 thing put a halt to visiting our “happy place”! The last time we visited the trees were still bare and you could see all the way over to the next mountain ridge. As you can see in the pic above, the trees are loaded with leaves and the land is lush.

One of the good things that happened is that during the “stay at home” confinement, we had some extensive work done on the outside of our cabin. It has been sealed and restained along with some extra carpentry work around the windows. While I am not including pics, it does look outstanding!!!!

Once we arrived, my soul felt so peaceful and happy. The mountains simply speak to my core and being here was good for my soul. Since it had been a while since our last visit, we did have some cleaning and chores to take care of, which we did with a smile.

Although many things are still not open or back to “normal”, we were able to visit a “preview opening” of a second location of one of our favorite microbreweries. Here we are enjoying “Bear Waters Brewing – Maggie Valley”. The new place is awesome and we love the location on Jonathon’s Creek, not to mention it is very close to our cabin. It should be no surprise that this will be a regular stop for us! This was also the first time that I had eaten (outside) at an establishment in months! It felt so good to be out and around people (socially distanced) of course. This was definitely a mental boost for both of us.

One of my favorite things to do is relax on our upper deck. Lunch with a view never gets old. I also love our “deck chats”! This is the place where we “solve” (LOL) all the world’s problems, big and small!

No trip would be complete without getting to watch a storm roll in. Yes, I am one of those people that love to watch a storm. It is so soothing to hear the rain falling through the leaves and feel the wind moving and whistling through the trees. It was a perfect ending to our trip.

Never underestimate how much good a change of perspective and perhaps scenery will do for the mind and soul! Already looking forward to our next trip.

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