Mountain solitude is something Max and I have dreamed of for years and now that we’ve had our fill of the busy city life of New York we are ready for that adventure. We feel it is time to discover mountain living in all of its wonders, to wake up each morning and see Mother Nature’s beauty untouched every time we open the door or look out of the windows of our home. Our friends, Joan and Eric recently moved to the mountainous area of Asheville NC and they’ve been raving about it ever since. They never tire of telling us of the quiet calm atmosphere, the pristine mountain views and the continuous greenery that stretches for miles.
Still, there are other benefits of mountain living that we are looking forward to like the fresh air. Max has breathing problems related to asthma and the mountain(s) are free from bumper traffic. There will be no pollution in the mountain(s) to deal with like here in New York City and there is no real congestion like the metro and subway systems present. We will have plenty of room to breathe, less stress and plenty of walking space and are definitely looking forward to enjoying the therapy that nature and the mountain(s) offers,
We haven’t decided yet, but we may even start a garden and raise some farm animals on the mountain; our kids will certainly enjoy the animals. Max told me yesterday that he is looking forward to chopping fire wood again, fishing and maybe even wading in the creeks with the kids who are now ages four and five. We may even teach them about living in the wild which will help them develop knowledge and skills that city kids miss out on and perhaps never learn. At the same time, we will ensure that our children receive the best education offered from nearby schools. We want them to have freedom of choice as they mature along with the skills and knowledge necessary to live and work any place, in careers of their own choosing. Later, they will have other options and won’t have to accept a life of mountain solitude.