One of the best parts about being in real estate is that even while you are working, you can stop to horse around! That's what happened when I was on my way to get some fresher photos of a listing of a getaway cabin in the Savannah Township the other day. Hwy 441 runs from Dillsboro to Franklin and passes this little horse pasture. I couldn't resist stopping and getting this photo.
When I named the photo, I thought of this blog conversation. Horsing Around Jackson County, North Carolina. There is so much to do and see in our area, I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.
The Golden Carp in Dillsboro opened shortly before we moved to the area and the owners were among the first people we met. Talk about paying it forward...they were so generous and gracious when we opened our first retail store in Jackson County with their tips on merchandising and display. They are masters of display and have one of the most fascinating arrays of merchandise to complement any home.
JoeFrank and Travis opened Treehouse Pottery in Dillsboro after moving here from Texas. Their pottery is some of the best examples of combining art with function that we've ever seen. They were also the driving force behind the creation of the Pottery Festival held every year on the first Saturday in November. More about that closer to November!
We met Dieter Kuhn and his wife Sheryl Rudd when we still had the camping store, Venture Out. Dieter and Sheryl made Venture Out their wedding gift registery. How cool is that? No crystal and silver - they wanted camping gear! They now own and operate a quality microbrewery on the back street of Sylva called Heinzelmannchen Brewery. I'm thirsty just thinking about it!
Western Carolina University is has been in Cullowhee, North Carolina since 1890. (This will be the subject of a future blog.) The history alone is incredibly interesting, but today's message is - there is ALWAYS something going on. WCU houses the Mountain Heritage Museum, The Fine and Performing Arts Center, Niggli Theater, and outstanding musical performances by invited artists, faculty and students.
There is a mile long list of things to do here, but I think I'll parcel them out gradually. I have a lot of horse pictures in my photo inventory.
Hey wait! I think I just created a new series for myself. Keep watching for the next installment of "Horsing Around in Jackson County, North Carolina"!