A High Point

Hello everyone. I know a lot has happened in the past week with regards to things going on in our country. I hope you all are healthy and safe. Today, I wanted to talk about one of the things I like most. Traveling.

Last year, my wife and I decided to go on an impromptu road trip. We started from Milwaukee and headed south, stopping in a few towns along the way, until we got to Atlanta. We saw the aquarium there, then headed east and made our way to Myrtle Beach to see the ocean. After that, we headed north into one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. The Blue Ridge Mountains.

If you’ve never been there, you’re missing out. We went in July, so the rolling green below us as we drove the parkway was stunning. Being able to look out over valleys as the sun descended was almost like something out of a dream. We stopped along the way several times, getting fantastic pictures of overlooks.

As the sun neared it’s daily exit, we found our way to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Rockies. We drove up most of the way and parked in the lot not far from the top. Then we ran, foolishly forgetting that air is a lot thinner up there. We were able to make it to the top, and my wife and I watched the sun go down from 6,684 feet above sea level. I remember thinking how perfect the view was and how lucky I am as our hands clasped together. We took another photo at the top, then made our way back down.

I hope you all have experienced something similar or will some day. I know I’m a blessed man, and to be able to see some of the greatest things America has to offer makes me understand how much freedom we have. It also inspires me to write about my adventures. I hope this reaches you guys and makes you smile a little. At any rate, I think I’m done rambling now. I’ll talk to you all next week. Until then, stay healthy and keep reading.

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