Glory of Summer in Boone, NC

This is a gorgeous valley just north of Boone a few miles in a little area known as Creston of Hwy 88 between West Jefferson, NC and Trade, TN.  The North Fork of the New River parallels Hwy 88 from the state line all the way into West Jeff and forms this lovely valley.  The flat pastures remind me of Colorado near Grand Junction where I spent a summer of my young life before entering the army in the summer of 1972.  The difference of course is the rainfall and how green our Appalachian mountains are compared to the Rockies.  When it came time to decide where to move to from Chicago this abundant rainfall and verdant greenness was the deciding factor.  We imagined summer rains and quiet moments reading a good book and now we live that life.  Our five kids have grown up and four of the five still reside in these mountains.  Boone and the high country are good places to live.  The land is exquisite in its beauty and the people are remarkable for their grace and gentleness.  Where we moved from on the south side of Chicago, people honked horns at you in traffic, the environment was filthy and it was always people against people.  Here there’s peace, tranquility and you’re always finding another 90-year old who’s living a life of peace in the mountains.  There are few things I’ve felt certain about in life – the older I become the fewer there are.  But one thing I’m certain of – I love Boone, North Carolina and at age 59 I’ve definitely found my home.  Come visit us here and you’ll see what I mean.

About Bob de Camara

I've been an aficionado of the high country since arriving from Chicago 20 years ago. The beauty blossoms in the contrast! Second only to my affection for the mountains is my enjoyment of sharing their magic with friends.

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