After the Tiny House Conference I decided to take a long overdue break for a few days. It’s been almost a year since my last vacation and I know part of living tiny is me needing to take more time for me. So I booked a place in the mountains on a whim and loaded up the car. The place I stayed was a small house or even a tiny house. It would be perfect for retirement because it was just big enough to be comfy, but not too big, and everything is on a single level. The house was gorgeous! Perched high on a small mountain, in the mountains of NC it was close enough to drive to easily, but far away from everything.
For the most part I did a whole lot of nothing, which was the whole point! I took some short jaunts out around the area to enjoy the awesome weather I had. Here is a few photos of the place and my trip.
The entrance to Joyce Kilmer Old Growth Forest was named after a poet here is one of his more famous poems:
I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
- Joyce Kilmer
After Joyce Kilmer, I headed to the NC / TN border where the famous route 129 is, better know as The Tail of the Dragon. The stretch of road is notorious for its 318 hair pin turns in only 11 miles. Popular with motoring clubs and motorcycles its a fun road to take a ride on and has some amazing views.
The rest of my weekend was made up of taking naps, reading some good books and enjoying the campfire.