After we left Madison, Toby and I headed to northwestern NC for a show in Banner Elk (a tiny town close to Sugar and Beech Mountains). My folks were kind enough to meet us there and bring our kids along with them. We got there a couple of days before the show started and stayed an extra day - which was plenty of time to take in some hikes and even go zip lining at Hawks Nest. We loved it.
About the show - it was the smallest show I'll do this year, yet it went remarkably well. The patrons took to my work and, while I didn't break any sales records, I did really well, totally above expectations. :) So I am totally hoping to do it again next year. Maybe even staying longer. I am just so in love with the mountains.