I don’t remember what it was that first pulled me to Valle Crucis when I was planning our 2003 Vacation. I had fallen in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains on my Charlotte trip in 2000. During that trip I had cruised from Blowing Rock south through Little Switzerland to Linville Falls and I was really impressed with the area. Due to my genealogical research I had a general interest in North Carolina but hadn’t pinned down any areas of specific interest. Both my Boyd ancestors and my Sewell ancestors (via the Linville family) had moved through the area in the later part of the 18th and the early part of the 19th centuries.
So began the first post on North Carolina Mountain Dreams. In those early days the blog lived on Blogger.com. But it wasn’t long before I bought the domain name. I posted 34 times that first month…337 posts that first year. Somewhere along about the second year I began to notice that much of what I was posting here was no longer relevant to my North Carolina Mountain Dreams so I spun off what had become a standard category of posts…Coffee Muses, into my daily blog. That left this site languishing as I tried to figure a new direction for the site.
Read more at Four Years Ago Today • North Carolina Mountain Dreams.