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Linville Falls Winery in the Mountains of NC

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After our somewhat strenuous hike down to the lower falls of Linville Gorge Erica and I decided to reward ourselves with a visit to a local Winery, Linville Falls Winery All the way up the Gorge Trail on this somewhat warm fall day we kept encouraging ourselves with the promise of wine and relaxation.  And it was just as we imagined...wonderful:-)
Here is a description from their website.. "Family owned and operated, Linville Falls Winery is the culmination of a life-long passion for wine by owner, Jack Wiseman. Wiseman has dreamed of growing grapes and opening a winery for more than 25 years, and now he and his family are pioneering a new High Country wine in Linville, North Carolina. Nestled in the lower end of Avery County near the Blue Ridge Parkway is a state of the art tasting room on a 40 acre farm with its staple grapes Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, blueberries and raspberries. The winery is perfectly situated at 3200 feet with warm days, cool nights and minerally balan…

Blue Apron Recipe Review Baked Campanelle Pasta

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Happy Day it is here.  My first Blue Apron delivery.  I am so excited. I received 2 recipes with all the ingredients delivered right to my front door.  If I had any questions about the ingredients or how to handle or prepare them I could go on their site for a quick tutorial. First up, Baked Campanelle Pasta with Cauliflower and Fontina Cheese...Sounds good. I studied the recipe and gathered my ingredients...
¾ Pound Campanelle Pasta4 Ounces Fontina Cheese¾ Cup Milk4 Cloves Garlic1 Head Cauliflower1 Yellow Onion1 Bunch Rosemary4 Tablespoons Butter

Nichole Nordeman - The Unmaking (Lyrics) Motivation Through the Music

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I love this song and as I was listening to the lyrics I thought how appropriate for someone going through an unwanted separation and pending divorce.
The Beginning "This is where the walls gave way
This is demolition day
All the debris, and all this dust
What is left of what once was
Sorting through what goes and what should stay"
The Unmaking
My goodness did the walls give way.  Many promises broken and all my dreams cast aside. It was a demolition day for my heart my home my future and my family.
"What happens now
When all I’ve made is torn down
What happens next
When all of You, is all that’s left"
The Unmaking
The Journey "Before each beginning
There must be an ending

The longer and the tighter that we hold
Only makes it harder to let go"
The Unmaking
To say this is an easy journey would be far from the truth.  It is the most difficult and all encompassing event  I have ever experienced.  What is true is that it is a new beginning and we need to let go and start our new…