Living the Good Life

As summer is nearing its end up here in North Carolina, I’m struck by how easy-going the people are.  Wonderful, lovely folks.  They don’t stress driving 2-3 hours to go to the beach.  Having lived in South Florida for over 30 years, that would be unthinkable for me.

It’s easy to go from downtown to the farmland in just a few minutes.

Went to pick blueberries the other day and was amazed by the 30-minute drive.  We went from city to acres and acres of crops during a  very short trip.  pick blueberries here in North Carolina

By the way, I love my Florida blueberries and Jersey blues, but I have never tasted such a delectable little piece of fruit in my life.  Here in North Carolina, there is an abundance of farms, farmstands, farmer’s markets.  You get the picture, lots of fresh goodies to eat.  What a treat!view from my front yard here in North Carolina

I’m learning more every day about life here in North Carolina.  Although I have lived in a number of different states in my life, this is my first time living in the mountains.  For some reason, the sky seems clearer and the clouds more fluffy.  I’m dizzy with delight when I’m breathing in the clean mountain air.

The seasons are changing here in North Carolina.

It’ll be Fall in a minute, and I’m looking forward to it.  After spending half of my life in the shade of palm trees, it’ll be nice to be surrounded by the earth’s most beautiful colors.  But, I’m not sure I’ll be ready to accept the winter weather.  We’ll soon see.

You know, ballroom dancing is my passion, but you can’t dance all the time.  You’ve got to spend time outside of the ballroom.  That’s why I’m happy here in North Carolina.  I spend my days making and keeping friends and family happy, learning about different ways to do things, and writing about the ballroom dance lifestyle.

Hope you’ll get a chance to look around some more posts at Dance Safari.

Best regards,

Barbara

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