By Petula Clark
When you’re alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go
When you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know
Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
While creating, coaching and posting about self-care, I realized I was in need of some myself! We packed up the dog, some clothes and took a three night trip to Banner Elk, NC. The weather forecast was iffy, with chances of rain and thunderstorms almost everyday, but we took a chance and it worked out just fine. Honestly, that’s the been the forecast all over the country lately.
We explored the quaint towns of Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, and hiked Green Knob Trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We had a few meals out, a few quiet ones in and laughed and screamed while playing Pictionary. We walked the dog and let her take her time discovering all the ‘new smells’. I was hoping to make it a yoga class in the area but that didn’t work out this time. I did, however practice in the early morning in front a large window on a borrowed mat. It was perfect.
I didn’t get too many pictures on this morning but it was such a pretty backdrop for learning how to play Kuub. Men were walking with their dogs running along the perimeters of the field, the sun was shining and the fog was still on the mountain tops as we started playing. This was at Camp Broadstone.