Well tomorrow starts our summer season here in Cashiers NC. A much anticipated arrival of the visitors and second home owners that drive our real estate market over the next 6 months. I personally am very excited about the new season. Sapphire Valley seems to come alive over the next few weeks. New people wanting to experience everything these amazing mountains have to offer. SUVs with kayaks and canoes strapped to their roofs, Florida vehicles stuffed to capacity with all the makings of a marvelous summer vacation. New friends and old coming together to form memories of this place forever in their thoughts.
My 3 year old son, Max, asked me today when we were going down the river. I can't wait to take him down the French Broad next week. His first kayaking trip. Well technically he has had his first trip down the French Broad 3 1/2 years ago when his mother and I decided to go paddling in her 7th month of pregnancy. It was a blast then and I know we will have a great time on this trip. As I begin to blend into my surroundings here in this beautiful place, I occasionally find myself taking it for granted. It only takes about 10 minutes with a 3 year old to remind you of how truly blessed we are to live in such a pristine environment. This special place we call home.