Monthly Archives: June 2018

Fontana Village 2018 – Returning to Daily Life

6/22/18 Today we went home. As I followed my father down NC Hwy 28, a mist hung over the mountains. This is a common sight in the Smoky Mountains, and it always looks nice. It is also the reason why … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – A Day on the Town

6/21/18 For our last full day on vacation we drove to Bryson City, NC for lunch and some shopping. First we went to CJ’s Grille and ate outside with a nice view of the mountains. They had a great special … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – What Are Those Bears Up To?

6/18/18 This picture hangs in the front lobby of the lodge in Fontana Village. It has always amused me. I call it Appalachian Gothic because it is an obvious spoof of America Gothic, and black bears are common in the … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – Pondering Artwork

6/17/18 This week I have kept my eyes open for writing ideas. It has made me more observant of my surroundings instead of focusing too much on my own thoughts. I took this photo yesterday at the lodge. It is … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – Letting Imagination Run

6/16/18 Today I found a shady spot on the porch in front of the ice cream shop to read and proofread yesterday’s post. Like last year, each post will list the date being described, but I will publish each one … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – A Journey Begins

6/15/18 Last year I posted a daily journal of my family vacation to Fontana Village in the North Carolina mountains. Now we are back. I do not plan to focus on our daily activities this time, although some I may … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – Ship in a Bottle

You find a ship in a bottle . . . with people onboard. First decide where you find the bottle. It could be in a ship captain’s quarters, in a museum, in an antique shop, or somewhere else. This will … Continue reading

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The Value of a Writing Notebook

Last Monday morning before work I read this post about the connection between a writer and his or her notebook. Later that morning I thought about my notebook. I carry it with me almost every time I leave my house. … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – Visiting Auschwitz

I had originally planned to post my next prompt on Friday or this weekend, but I finished it early. I am also interested in people’s thoughts on it. Sometimes a story can serve as a reminder of terrible deeds of … Continue reading

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Let Your Imagination Roam

After writing my first draft of my next writing prompt post (which should be posted on Friday or this weekend) I considered how this series allows me to let my imagination run in any direction. Even while I am still … Continue reading

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