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Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice Weekend is a great time of the year. As we celebrate the longest days of the year we also welcome the return of summer and a lot of members to BRMC.

On Friday evening everyone met at the Inn at Ragged Gardens for Music on the Lawn. It was gorgeous….at first. The music began to play, the hors d’oeuvres were served and everyone had a drink in their hand; then it happened. The heavens opened up out of the clear blue sky and the rain began to fall. This is not a big deal in Blowing Rock as showers seem to spring up and head out within 20 minutes, not this time, we were battered with downpours for about an hour until the event had to be cancelled. That didn’t stop a large BRMC group from having a good time. Many of us headed over to Woodlands Barbecue for dinner. All in all it was a really fun evening!

The next day people met at Watson Gap Pavilion for a brunch catered by Grouse Moor Catering. With the sustenance everyone needed for the day it was time to start the adventures. Kevin Tincher of the Coyote Club and Lost Cove Naturalist Center led a medicinal and edible plants hike along part of the Dugger Valley trail. Kevin is a Wilderness expert and naturalist who teaches many primitive skills and fun programs to kids and adults alike. If you missed him this time good news is that the Coyote Club will be back on July 28th for another adventure, a geocaching scavenger hunt.

There were also ATVs furnished by Brushy Mountain Motorsports out of Wilkesboro to ride along BRMC’s trails. It was a lot of muddy fun after the rains of the previous evening and everybody had a blast. After that it was time to return and clean up for the evening.

As we returned to BRMC that evening, the meal preparation and cocktails were underway. We were treated to a delightful meal and the down home sounds of Amantha Mill. We all dined and mingled with owners and prospective owners well into the evening. It was really a special evening and a great weekend to enjoy the company of friends, family and neighbors.