Category: Vacation

I’m back!

Hi guys.  Jon and I are back from our Mountain Weekend.  We picked a good weekend to flee, considering that Chapel Hill and the rest of the country had been transformed into a fiery hell inferno.  The mountains, while warmer than usual, were a comfortable mid-80s most of the weekend.  Summer retreat success!

We had a great weekend and I will post about all the things we did and places we saw and foods we ate as the week progresses.  In the meantime, here are a few pictures of the Iron Mountain Inn, where we stayed, and some mountains, and some other pretty things.  Let them tide you over until I can sate your curiosity with detailed descriptions.


I’m leaving tomorrow for a long weekend in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, at a bed-and-breakfast which we are staying at for a steal courtesy of LivingSocial.  I hope to see some mountains and maybe go into some caves and see cavelike things and also maybe sleep a lot and read a lot and maybe I can go swimming some somewhere.  Anyways, the point of this is that the blog will go night night until Sunday or Monday when I am back.  Then I can post lots of pictures and y’all can be jealous of my camera skills and my vacation.

If you get bored you could go read last year’s 50 Days to Dragon*Con countdown.  I went to Hemlock Emporium today to get some adjustments made on this year’s new costume and I’m super excited about the whole thing.  I got the main bulk of the costume for cheap cheap cheap so Dragon*Con on a budget is a go!

Also, the last time I was in the Smokey Mountains, which was when I was fourteen or fifteen, my family and I totally saw one of these scrounging about the side of the road:

Bears, guys!  This weekend’s goal is to see more bears!  Bears!

Anyways, see y’all on the other side of the weekend!