Tampa can get very hot in the summer, so in June I flew to the mountains of North Carolina to escape the Florida heat. It was cool at 9,000 feet during the flight but upon arrival on Cold Mountain cousin Ben informed me that N.C. was having a heat wave. It was still beautiful.

I visited Happy and Janice and their kin. I even got to pick black berries. A big snake visited my cabin too.

Itís one of my favorite places to go when I want to escape the city.

Below are more photos of the visit to Cold Mountain. I recommend a visit to the mountains.

Did you enjoy this visit to N.C.? ralphfisher@yahoo.com