Some how it has gotten to be 9:30am and I am now just starting the blog post. The joys of vacationing?
With rain overnight there is a decisively cooler, wetter, greyer vibe about this enclave a few miles from Bryson City. I am currently sitting on the covered porch of the main building, dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved t-shirt, drinking some horrid coffee. If the weather improves I may try to go for a walk on one of the sure-to-be-muddy hiking trails nearby.
Is 48 Too Old To Have A Mid-Life Crisis?
As I stared into the mirror yesterday I realized something horrifically — not only am I starting to lose my hair, there is an increasing amount of shiny grey in what is left.
As I drove toward Bryson City yesterday I realized that I am having a mid-life crisis, which kinda sucks since I have no wife to leave nor a desire to purchase a sports car.
Since my very first cabin-rental experience (Pigeon Ford with then-girlfriend Jeannie,and my friends Stacy, Andy, Sandy, Mike, Chrissie, and Daniel) I have always had a desire to purchase a cabin. No, I have not done so, nor do I expect to do so on this trip. However, my stay in this tiny half-cabin has rekindled this desire.
Not On The Town
After returning from Ingles with enough food to feed me for three days, never mind two, I found out that there is a restaurant on the premises and a bar across the street (that as I stare at it now on appears to be open on Friday/Saturday nights?).
Oh well, I bought burger meat and I had a near fully-stocked kitchen, I planned to cook. I say “nearly fully-stocked” since it turns out that the kitchen had no frying pan, only sauce pots. Now why did I make that last-minute decision to take the frying pan out of my camping box yesterday? So I did what I could, I cooked my burger patty in a sauce pot.
I also found out that the lone remaining smoke detector in the cabin works. 😉
With this trip planned as a “getaway” I decided to stay in, ignore the television, and do some reading last night.
And then I found out that I had neighbors, very loud neighbors. With my Jambox I turned on some white noise and made the best of the situation.
I read about Evernote.
I read a Sherlock Holmes short story.
When my neighbors went to sleep I finished listening to Billy Crystal’s autobiography “Still Foolin’ Them…” Until the last chapter of the book where Crystal talks about his mortality and death the book is very entertaining – especially in audio form where it is (naturally) narrated by him.
And because I had taken a nap yesterday afternoon I was wide awake past midnight.
A fairly successful Day 1 I would say.
I have just downloaded new podcasts for today’s adventures.
In To Town
Tonight I will be headed into Bryson City proper for some dinner and a visit to Nanthahala Brewing.
Today I also plan on doing some Objective-C training and completing one of a handful of very important documents that need to be completed and distributed.
That’s all for now…