Back row: Lynden, Pat, Jeanne, Carol and Brideen
Front row: Gaye, Meike, Pam and me
Back when I was married, we had a home in Chester, Nova Scotia. It is an incredibly beautiful place on Mahone Bay filled with interesting and fun people living life to its fullest. The days were spent golfing and biking and -- gasp -- even doing some sailing. No matter what the activity, there was always lots of great comaraderie.
|Meike, Pam, Pat and Lynden at Swamp Rabbit Trail Café -|
the Stecca bread was amazing!
Our first day of cycling took us to Greenville. We rented bikes in Travelers Rest, a town whose name comes from the days when stage coaches would stop there to allow travelers time to rest and reprovision before heading over the mountains.
|Pam on the Swamp Rabbit Trail|
While the name Swamp Rabbit Trail doesn't exactly evoke visions of beauty, the trail is quite lovely. We pedaled under a canopy of trees for much of the ride. Who knew (or at least remembered) that there were so many colors of green? And I loved the signage along the way, including the four signs that reminded us, "Don't worry/about your hairdo/it's better for you/to wear a helmet." Point taken.
Meike seems to be conversing with Nobel Prize winning
physicist -- and Furman graduate -- Charles Townes
All too soon, it was time to ride back to Travelers Rest. After all, there was happy hour to be had at the top of Glassy Mountain, elevation 1647 feet. (Yes, the views were incredible.) Stay tuned for a recap of our adventures in Asheville and the Blue Ghost Fireflies Tour at Cradle of Forestry.