Gardner Webb may be located in the middle of nowhere, but it is about 1 hr away from both Asheville and Charlotte and about an 1 and 1/2 away from Greenville. So yesterday, two friends and I left Gardner Webb for Asheville and decided to go on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which was so beautiful. We drove underneath rock tunnels and saw a bear and we ended up driving for part of the trip in the clouds. Below are some pictures relating to that adventure.
Afterwards, we took a quick stop in Asheville and explored Malaprops where I did the “blind date” book thing. You just get a book that is wrapped in brown paper and have to pick a book based off of the adjectives and you never know what book you are going to get.
Love, adventure, and discover are at the heart of The Signature of All Things, which soars across the globe from America to Tahiti to tell the story of a brilliant women named Alma Whittaker. Born in 1800, the daughter of a charismatic botanical explorer. Alma quickly comes into her own within the world of plants and science. But as her research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falling in love with a man who draws her in the opposite direction-into the realms of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical.
Written in the bold, questing spirit of the nineteenth century. Gilbert’s spellbinding tale takes the reader to unexpected places as it tells the story of a remarkable women with an unquenchable sense of wonder.