Monthly Archives: August 2015

Asheville, Part Two

July 2-5 As we had prepared for this weekend we were looking for some options that would involve physical activity that all could participate in. When we’d visited a few years back with friends for a beer based weekend, one of the couples had gone rafting on the French Broad River. With this in mind […]


July 2-5 The one downside of our lives in Charlotte is that we are separated by many miles from our daughter Jessica. This distance between loved ones is not an unusual circumstance in the mobile environment we call America; indeed movement towards a better life or more profound opportunities has driven our growth as a […]

Swamp Rabbit Trail

June 25 One of our goals for this year, in addition to taking a number of short (one and two week) trips was to spend more weekends camping and to do day trips during the week. One of the types of bike rides we try to seek out are on the groomed paths and trails […]

Outer Banks and More, Fernandina Beach

June 11-14 It took a bit of time navigating on local two lane roads to reach Interstate 95 for our 3 ½ hour drive south to Fernandina Beach. Once on the highway we made good time until we hit multiple sets of driving rainstorms so fierce we, and many others on the road were forced […]

Reflections on a Changing Charlotte

An article in the August issue of Charlotte Magazine, Last Land on 485: The Oehler Family Farm, recounts the changing nature of Charlotte and its impact on those who have lived here for many years. It evokes a number of thoughts I’ve been pondering since our arrival, most based on my observations and grounded in […]