About Appalachian Mountain Dreams

Appalachian Mountain Dreams is:

  • A place to allow me to share the/my dream of living and traveling in the Appalachian Mountains.
  • A place for me to link to web resources that I find useful in making the dream a reality.
  • A collection of individual state sites to allow for a more focused look at the available resources. These sites will also allow for a narrowing of options as I explore the different states looking for my “Mountain Home”
  • A place for discussions about the dreams and realities of living in the Appalachian Mountains.
  • A place that I hope others will find useful, both as a travel resource and a living resource.
  • A place to share my discoveries…blogs, people, places, history…in the Appalachian Mountains
  • And above all else…A work in progress. So, please, mind the dust.

You will notice that many of the posts on this site will jump you to the state site that the story is set in. This is an intentional navigation and indexing tool. Only posts that relate to a very broad portion of the Appalachian Mountain region will be housed in their entirety on this site.

My personal “Mountain Dream” began in North Carolina in the early spring of 2000. That story can be found on North Carolina Mountain Dreams were I started my first blog a little over three years ago. Over the course of our travels through the Appalachians, we have expanded our search area to include Virginia and Tennessee. In January of this year I added Virginia Mountain Dreams to my domain list…And an idea was born.

This site is the beginning of the coming together of that idea. In July of this year I added this domain, Appalachian Mountain Dreams, and state sites for Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, and  Pennsylvania to the “brand”. And so the dream expands again.

Starting with the Southern Appalachians and growing into the north, I wish to see this site grow into a central repository of information and links useful for myself and others as I explore and make my move from the coastal south to live my “Mountain Dream”…Won’t you come along for the ride?

Gary Boyd, Head Dreamer

Summer 2009

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