North Carolina is always alluring to Floridians. It beckons us with visions of mountain vistas, cool waterfalls, rushing rivers. Sounded like just the right trip. We searched online for cabins, and settled on our cabin “Sadie’s Retreat.” We left Lutz at 6 am, arriving just before the sun set over the mountains in full view from the front porch of our new home away from home. We were thrilled! We spent almost all evenings cooking on the grill and watching the sunset which inspired my vacation painting below.