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Summer Fun

When I lived by the coast, ironically I almost never went to the beach. I love to watch the water, but now that I live in the mountains, moments and meals beside the ocean have become time spent listening to the waterfall behind my house while I relax in the sunshine and read a good book.

I have become a member at the Biltmore House, and I enjoy going for walks on the beautiful grounds. The sun stays up hours after I leave my day job at the bank, so there is time to stroll in the beauty of that place and take in the scent of the flowers and the quiet shushing of the river as it slides by.

More Things I mean to do this summer:

*Yoga on my porch while the birds squawk nearby, wondering why this human has invaded their domain and what on Earth I'm up to.

*Walk in DuPont Forest and watch Triple Falls wind its way down its mountain.

*Watch the sun set from the top of Jump Off Mountain, and see the night rise up from the valleys below.

I'll report back in a couple of months and let you know how many of these things I actually did. :)

What do you love to do in the summer?

Ever since Christy English picked up a fake sword in stage combat class at the age of fourteen, she has lived vicariously through the sword-wielding women of her imagination. Sometimes an actor, always a storyteller, Christy works happily with Sourcebooks Casablanca to bring the knife-throwing women of her novels to life. A banker by day and a writer by night, she loves to eat chocolate, drink too many soft drinks, and walk the mountain trails of her home in western North Carolina.

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  1. I live in the woods about 25 minutes from the Ocean. Best of both worlds. Congrats on your squash-buckling heroines!

    1. Thank you sweet Ashlyn :) It sounds like you live in a perfect place of bliss...I am more relaxed just thinking about it...

  2. I have always wanted to visit Biltmore. How lucky that you live so close.

    1. When you come Shana, you will love is so pretty...


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