|Flat Creek, Montreat NC|
So off I go, and quickly find out that places shaded by evergreen trees have lots of ice, which on a slope is very slippery. I used my training about skids to good effect, right as I came out of the parking lot, steer into the skid until you've got some control, and it happened 3 times. I figured even if I got to the bottom of the hill sideways, it was better than going into the ditch on the side of the road. I succeeded without hitting a thing, going maybe 2 miles an hour! And determined to come home another way which had less shade and had been plowed perhaps better than this.
Across the street (right inside the Montreat Stone Gate) is a nice hillside for sliding, and there were half a dozen cars parked there. I know kids of all ages were enjoying the snow.
I'll share more of my short walk with you later!
|Footbridge over Flat Creek, Montreat NC|
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within—strength, courage, dignity.