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We’re moving to Asheville.
After looking at several houses, we found a terrific place. Large, flat backyard for the dogs. Lots of trees around us. Good neighborhood. Convenient to shops and restaurants.
Last Friday, we signed all of the papers, received the keys, received delivery on bedroom furniture, and spent the first night. The dogs enjoyed exploring the house and we all loved the walking trails through the neighborhood (see the gratuitous dog photo below).
So what brought us back to the mountains after only two years in Murrells Inlet? A combination of missing the mountains and needing to be nearer family (something driven home over this past year of craziness).
We loved our time at the coast. The people in Murrells Inlet are friendly and we have terrific neighbors. Our house had a stunning view of the salt marsh (all of those sunrise photos from the last couple of years) with an easy bicycle ride or walk into Huntington Beach State Park. The young family buying the house will enjoy it.
We’ll miss many things about our coastal living adventure, but we’ll return often. We’ve been vacationers to the area since I was a little kid and will continue in the future.
But the mountains are calling us home. We’ll enjoy the cooler summers and lack of hurricanes. And, yes, we’ll enjoy a little bit of snow, too.
The next few weeks will be entertaining as we move, but I hope to settle into my new study in a couple of weeks and finish that next book.
Books I’m Reading
Washington State’s Red Mountain is home to a community of eccentrics. Winemaker Otis Till howls at the moon fully nude. Margot Pierce fantasizes murdering her ex while rehabilitating a bed and breakfast. High school senior Emilia Forester longs to escape the shadows of her supermodel mom and musician father. Brooks Baker is haunted by his early life as an orphan on the streets. When their secrets are exposed, what will happen to their community?
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Literary Tour of Asheville—I thought this was a perfectly appropriate link for a musing about our move.
Gratuitous Dog Picture
Landon (Boom Boom), Frankie, Typhoon, and Roscoe out for a stroll on the walking path through the new neighborhood and enjoying the Catawba Rhododendron and lack of alligators in Asheville. We think they will adjust back to mountain living without any issues.