The family (Jen,me, Addy, Colston & the in-laws) got away for a few days to the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock region of North Carolina.

Not sure how it works for anyone else, but a log cabin, river in the back yard, tall trees, granite mountains, scenic vistas, rocking chairs and front porch swings, paddleboats, nightly desserts and walks in the woods refresh and recalibrate my soul and psyche.

Back home now for a few days before my first commute to Raleigh.

More on that later.