Sorry (once again) for the lack of posts! This weekend was lots of fun, but totally crazy. The weather has finally gotten nice and I spent the last few days outside. On Saturday, I went canoeing and we had the first cookout of the season. Petey (my dog) went canoeing with me and I got some great pictures that I will post soon. He decided to jump out of the boat and went for a little swim, but I think he leaned his lesson (that cold water is no fun for swimming)!
On Sunday night, I went camping with a few friends in the beautiful Nantahala Gorge. We slept right on top of a little waterfall!
Monday, I had a peer training day for Americorps. We went to the Center for Cherokee Plants and learned a lot about foods that are culturally important to the Cherokee. The Center is on the site of the Cherokee's traditional Mother Town - Kituwah - or "Gathering Place." It was really fascinating. We also learned how to graft apple trees and grafted a bunch of heritage apples. I got a junaluska apple tree, which has a lot of mythology and history surounding it.
Ok, pictures of all the awesome things to come soon!