A Day In The Chimney

Trip Start May 01, 2010
Trip End Aug 01, 2010

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Chuck's Pad

Flag of United States  , North Carolina
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I had a sudden feeling that I must take a ride over to Chimney Rock from Hendersonville.  There's a lake there named Lake Lure and a State Park up at Chimney Rock that Mom loved.  She especially loved the lake.  She was a water bug from the word go and could float like no human being I have ever seen!  She would literally float on top of the water!  Amazing.  I think maybe she was calling me to go over the mountain and show her what has changed. 
I sat at her favorite spot and felt her tug at my shirt sleeve like she used to do.  Mom died at 42 years young.  She was the most alive lady I have ever known.  I suppose that is the reason I get very perturbed at people when they say, "I'm bored, let's go kill some time".  I don't think Mom ever said that sentence.  Time was of the essence.  Always.  She loved life more than anyone I have ever known.
Today was for you Mom!  You saw through my eyes!

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Maxine Wood on

What a great place! Spent many a Sunday afternoon at Lake Lure when I was a kid. We probably crossed paths and never knew it - small world!!!

Tink on

Hey Derick! You have some great scenics in this album, and it was fun to see your video of the falls. Bet you wanted to join those kids!

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