Another spring is here, and with that comes a new garden! Like last year, I use the word ‘garden’ loosely, because once again, our garden isn’t quite planted into the ground.
My dad has been wanting to redo our backyard for a while, and this year it finally happened, but for some reason he didn’t leave space for a garden…or maybe I’m the only one that’s really excited about the garden. Continue reading
Recently I went out to Austin, Texas to visit a friend. It was a fun trip, and it was my first time not only in Austin, but in Texas. Austin is a lot flatter than Atlanta, and I saw significantly less high rise buildings. Since my friend lives there, we did some local stuff but we also did some touristy stuff. Continue reading
I don’t do a lot of crossword puzzles. When I go for a puzzle, I go for a word search, or a Sudoku. I’ve never really thought that much about crossword puzzles, until a few years ago on Christmas day, my mom was going through the newspaper and she pulled out a special crossword to show me. It was a mammoth crossword, and what made it special wasn’t just the fact that it was huge – some of the clues were current events from the past year. Continue reading
As you know, my garden this year consists of two tomato plants. One is a cherry tomato plant, and the other is an heirloom tomato plant.
The heirloom tomato plants looks pretty good, but tomato-wise, it hasn’t produced a lot. We’ve had exactly two tomatoes. We ate the first one, and we were watching the second one get bigger when one day I went outside and it was gone. There’ve only been a few flowers since the second tomato disappeared, but none of them have become tomatoes. In the past few days, however, I’ve noticed more flowers, so I’m hoping that we’ll have another tomato. Continue reading
One of the other new things we did in Asheville was go hiking through the Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest.
This is slightly of topic, but we visited the forests the day after going to Chimney Rock. They are actually located southwest of Asheville, near a little town called Brevard. While we were driving, I was looking out the window and I saw a white squirrel. I immediately called it out and thought it was an albino squirrel, surprised to see the squirrel right after seeing the albino chipmunk. Little did I know, however, that it wasn’t actually an albino squirrel. As we were leaving the area, my mom had picked up some brochures and was flipping through them, and we found out that one of the things Brevard is known for is their white squirrels. Of course, after I heard this I wanted to see another one, hoping to get a closer look, but alas, they were not to be found. Continue reading
Asheville is located in the mountains, so of course when we visited, we had to go hiking! The first day we went to Chimney Rock. I’ve been there before, but things have changed a little, and it’s still an amazing view from the top.
Before when we went to Chimney Rock, we were able to drive to the top and park. This time, we had to park in a lot about halfway up, and a bus shuttled people to the top. We rode the bus to the top, and as we got up there, we found out the reason for this change. It looked like there was a landslide on the mountain, taking out some of the parking and narrowing the roads. It was safer to just have a few buses traveling the road, instead of a bunch of cars and visitors. Continue reading
Recently I was lucky enough to go on a mini-vacation to Asheville, North Carolina. I’ve been there before, but it’s been a while, and of course, there’s always new things to do.
This time before we went all members of my family researched different places to go, things we wanted to do. We actually ended up doing something everyone wanted, and while we did things and visited places we’ve gone before, we also did new things.
One of those new things was visiting the River Arts District. Continue reading