Weekend Excursion

Well, Fall Break is over.  As wonderful as it is to be able to see friends and teachers again, there really is something to be said for taking a rest from school!  How do you spend your breaks from school?  Some students like to travel or go home.  Since I live here in Asheville, my breaks are generally a combination of R&R, seeing family, and hanging out with friends.  On Monday, for example, my friend Naru and I took a little trip to a nearby school, Montreat College, to visit some of her friends.  Montreat College is located in Black Mountain, which is about 30 minutes away from campus.  Located in close proximity to the college is a retreat center full of beautiful scenery and wonderful hiking.  The college itself is much smaller than that of UNC Asheville, but is just as beautiful.  Western North Carolina is definitely the most picturesque area of the state, and being so far out in the "countryside" really helped us appreciate just how lovely it is!  We took a self-guided campus tour and enjoyed dinner together.  I had a fun time getting to know my new friends, and I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of life at a school that, although located close to UNC Asheville, is much different.  Looking forward to seeing the colors of autumn?  I hope to return to Black Mountain this coming weekend to hike with my friends, and I'll take lots of pictures to share!


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