I love being a part of Moving to Conservers.  People ask me sometimes what the group is about and what our goals are.  Of course, each person has a different reason for joining our gatherings, following our newsletter, or contacting us.  I can only speak for my goals with the group and that is simple:  love.

I love the people I share a meal with, have a conversation with and learn from.  I also love the food they bring.

Last December we hosted the “Gift of your time” pop-up coffee shop in downtown Brevard.  That event signifies what I believe we are all about.

Pop up Coffeehouse

We simply met at the Gazebo and shared warm drinks and treats with friends and people walking past.  We used real cups.  It sent the message we want you to stick around and chat for awhile and folks did.  and that it was a zero-waste, leave no trace gathering.

It also highlighted for me that the greatest gift we have to give is our time.

I received the wonderful gift of Kristine’s time this weekend and wanted to share.  It was a delightful gathering.

Not too long ago, Kristine mentioned she had hoped to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail(AT) this summer but time was fleeting.  I said, “Let’s do it!”  Let’s pick a date and do it.  I had never hiked any of the AT and it sounded like fun!

What a lovely adventure.  We hiked over 10 miles, climbed over 2500 feet, enjoyed amazing views and diverse terrain.

Kristine's bucket list

It was divine.  Not only did we spend hours and hours hiking we also enjoyed an amazing camp site on the French Broad River.Camping on the French Broad

Kristine decided she was going to face her tent towards the river so that she could face it while she slept.  I thought that was a great idea!

Camp fire

We built a fire and sat with our feet in the river as it flowed by.


Nature is precious and wise.  I need to spend more time there…