With a lot of fear I took a trip to the mountains of North Carolina by myself. The actual fear was my arthritis that has crippled me. My hip, back and legs have a hard time withstanding a lot of activity. But I always wanted to go to the mountains to visit and hike. I miss the activities I use to do.
First, I surprised myself by going by myself and driving 5 1/2 hours with one quick stop. I’m in my mid 60’s and I have a tendency to get confused and lost. But, I was anxious to get there. When I saw the mountains tears came to my eyes, and I said, “I made it Lord.” You see I’ve been going through depression with the pain of arthritis.
I was determined to get my hike in and I did. However, it was painful and difficult I did it even if I had to stop a million times. My hiking stick was my guide and help. My camera was my companion and we had fun. Even though I didn’t get to hike anymore I was able to drive and take in the scenery. Here’s are the pictures I took that were well worth it. Oh, I must mention the lovely I stayed at – River House B&B Chimney Rock, NC
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