It was a fun, if not a little wet weekend. To be fair, the rain which arrived Saturday night didn’t dampen the fun, but it did make packing up my camping gear a chore. In theory I was camping undercover in a pavilion, but the pavilion wasn’t large enough to completely cover more two four-person REI tents, so my tent was only partly covered.
On Friday Bonnie and I drove our respective cars to Brevard, NC. Our destination was a Outdoor store/bar called The Hub, which is located conveniently across the street from a brewery called Ecusta Brewing. If Ecusta sounds familiar it’s because I visited it on my last visit to Brevard. When I arrived at The Hub I found part of the party with whom we’d be camping. Friday night was a comfortable night of camping, drinking, eating, and sitting around a campfire.
On Saturday morning the majority of the group was headed to the French Broad river for some kayaking, which is not exactly my bag. Instead, Bonnie and I chose hiking, which interested no one else. She and I did a nice six-mile hike covering the Cat Gap and John Rock trails in Pisgah National Forest. On our drive back to camp we eschewed stopping for beer, choosing to drink and snack at camp instead. Saturday night was another one around a campfire after eating a communal taco night dinner.
And then the rain came down (and to be truthful I was already in bed).
After packing up yesterday Bonnie and I decided to take the scenic route (read “toward new breweries”). We stopped in Cashiers, NC at Whiteside Brewing, which unfortunately was sold out of their only in-house IPA, so we didn’t stay. We then drove to Highlands, NC and stopped for a beer at Satulah Mountain Brewing; the only difficulty here was finding parking. From Highlands we drove to Clayton, GA where we stopped at Currahee Brewing for another pint before making it back to Atlanta. Needless to say, I was beat upon arriving home, and my night was a very short one after eating dinner.
This morning found me putting away camping gear, and now finds me out choring in WLF â€” mostly watering the crops.
If a start for tonight’s hash ever gets posted I may go, if not I intend to try to start figuring out how I’m going to love the rest of my life â€” no biggie.
Hope you had a nice and healthy weekend.