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I wasn't born in the mountains . . . but I got here as soon as I could.
If you're lucky enough to live in the mountains, then you're lucky enough.

You never know how many friends you have, until you have a mountain house.

These are just some of the slogans you can find here on tee-shirts, afghans, and tote bags. I thought you would appreciate the humor of this area, full of smug pride that they live in a location as beautiful as this. I wanted to buy one of these tees, but I couldn't get my size, so I was left with a plain "Boone, NC" tee shirt instead.

Wednesday we visited the Mast General Store in Boone, full of candy in old-fashioned barrels and stuffed animals that Livvy loved. I'm posting a picture of her on life-sized dog (I think she misses her half-sisters, Taffy and Khaki).

Ariel Rainey