Monday, June 29, 2015

City Cement versus Mountain Air

When you live in a concrete fortress filled with millions of people, life in the city can be pretty draining and contains many unpleasantries. Atlanta specifically is full of cement and humid air. In the summer, the cement gets boiling hot and the air becomes thicker than an unopened jar of honey. In order to stay away from these city nuisances, it's imperative to get out of the city whenever possible (ie: every day you don't work) and position yourself by a body of water or elevation changes for comfortable temperatures. One way to cease that opportunity is to travel just a few short hours north west of this concrete bunker to the Highlands, North Carolina area.

Taking the city cement and replacing it with the mountain air always provide a sense of self reassurance and restoration that there is opportunity out there to explore the outdoors and thrive in it, should we choose to take advantage of it.

Rain clouds covering the mountain views atop Rabun Bald. 

Rainbow on Whiteside Mountain. 

Final scenes of Deliverance were filmed here. 

Sky Valley Golf Club. Mountains in the distance used to house a ski lodge.