Hayesville –> Asheville

Yesterday I moved out of my lovely home-away-from-home in Hayesville, NC and headed to Asheville.  On the way, I enjoyed lunch and browsing at the City Lights Cafe and Bookstore in Sylva, NC.

I’m in Asheville for two nights couchsurfing with David and Deanne.  I met them yesterday at 4pm and we’re already making plans to see each other again.  They’ve hosted over 100 couchsurfers!  As former teachers, they joined couchsurfing.org because they like interacting with “younger” folk.   I’ve enjoyed my time hiking, eating, drinking, and conversing with them.  I had never tried puttanesca, but David’s concoction has changed my theory that I can’t eat food tainted by hot pepper:)  Tonight, I cooked for them my signature quinoa dish.  By “signature” I mean that it’s my go-to dish when cooking for friends on-the-road.  I can get all the ingredients easily enough, and usually my hosts have the spices required.  Oh how I love to cook and eat with friends – old and new!

Tomorrow I’ll meet my friend Lois bright and early (7AM!) and we’ll take off for Kiawah Island for a week-long writing retreat.  Lois and I met in 2008 during my first class at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  This year, we’ve rented a place with Lynne (also from that first class) and Stacey (from our second writing class at JCCFS).  The plan is this: write, eat, drink, tell stories, laugh, write, critique, eat, drink, laugh over more stories, write, sleep.  We did this last year and it worked out splendidly.

As I continue on my journey, I thought I might try to update my blog each time I’m in the midst of a transition to my next step. I make no promises, but at least for the next week you now know where I am and what I’m up to:)

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ashley says:

    Rebecca, you are as always a source of inspiration for me as my own journey of exploration begins later this year.

    1. Oh, thank you Ashley! Would love to hear more about your upcoming “journey.” Feel free to send an e-mail if you have a moment.

  2. OH, Rebecca, wish I’d known you were in Asheville this weekend. Would have loved to meet you face-to-face. I am here for a few days spending time with my son outside Black Mt. Have a lovely writing retreat in Kiawah. I so enjoy reading your updates.

    1. Oh Terri! That would have been wonderful! I’ll be back in Asheville one week from today if you’re still around. Otherwise, I look forward to our paths crossing sometime again in the future.

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