First Hike to Ambler Rattlesnake Lodge at the Blueridge Mountains, North Carolina

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Timber rattlesnake (Wald-Klapperschlange), Blueridge Mounatin, North Carolina. Picture taken by Lucie Schlafke 2014

Our first hike started when my sister slamed on the brakes stuttering: “Oh my gosh, a big rattle snake!” And indeed it was. The timber rattlesnake is very common in North Carolina and this example laying on the street was fantastic! Slowly, Nele drove around it and luckily the car after us was driven by nice people aswell and the snake didn’t get killed.
After finding a parking-spot, dog safely on the leash we started walking. Nele chosed a “not so steep” way for the beginning which for me was absolutely steep enough 🙂 Oskar, Neles dog was running up and down to check on us, alwas trying to find some birds or squirrels to chase after. Though he found some, he never got one and luckily didn’t get lost.

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Blueridge Mountains, North Carolina. On the Way to Rattlesnake Lodge. Picture taken by Lucie Schlafke, 2014.

The view through the trees was amaizing! The colour of the mountains changed from dark-green to every variaty of blue. Since autum is just starting, we could only guess how wonderful the view must be when the change of colours comes to its full blossom. The Ambler Rattlesnake Lodge is on top of the mountain and is named aft the rattlesnakes inhabiting that area (luckily we didn’t have another encounter with one of those specimen, but then again it was fascinating) and the family owning it once. The Lodge is only to find in remains, since it was given up during the Great Depression in 1930. It was  the residence of the family Ambler and hosted many guests until 1920.
We had a good time and the exausting walk  was realy worth it.

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Drowning my Phone

After drowning my waterproof Sony Xperia Z1compact Phone in the French Broad River, I´m not able to take more Photos and quic- post funny stuff…
I think all pictures on my Phone are gone now, but there is still hope left.
On wednesday my new “China-Phone” will arrive… My german Provider is trying to be helpful, but there is no service for german customers in the US.

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Brew Grass Festival in Asheville…

On saturday morning we moved to Asheville Nc. The Trip was funny, 5 persons and a dog… After arriving we got two Uber – cars (that what is prohibited in germany) and entered the Asheville Brew Grass Festival…

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After veryfiing our age over 21 we got a little pint to taste all the Beers… At least i had maybe 30 or 40 different… After thinking all the americans drinking only Lightbeer, i can tell you: the lokal breweries in Asheville make strong beer  and often without those german “Reinheitgebot”…

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That was a waterfilter, after modification its filled with blueberry and hops and the beer is going through it…

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Some nice beer merchandise…

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Atlanta

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So, passed every securitycheck, got a warm shock in front of the airport… Now staying at a friends house for one night…

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Im Flieger…

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Nennen Sie einen Ort mit wenig Beinfreiheit…

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Eigecheckt!

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So, alle Kontrollen durchlaufen…

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Morgen frĂĽh gehts los…

So, fertig gepackt, ich hab das GefĂĽhl, ich hab die Hälfte vergessen, so wenig Gepäck hab ich… Hedwig hat auch nicht mehr… Normalerweise nehmen wir auf ein Wochenende mehr mit, seltsam. Morgen frĂĽh gehts um kurz vor sieben los…

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