Letter from the Editor: Hit the Road

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor

A few weeks ago, on Father’s Day, I was riding along the Blue Ridge Parkway with two good friends. Marcia, Gail and I spent a long weekend at another friend’s mountain cabin and had decided to spend the day hiking and seeing a few of the spectacular sites along this scenic highway. I hadn’t been on the Parkway for quite a few years, but spent a lot of time there growing up when my parents would go to visit relatives and enjoy the cool mountain air. My daddy grew up in the North Carolina mountains and instilled his love of this unique and beautiful part of the world with me. He grew up the son of a poor farmer who made most of his money selling homegrown moonshine and left home when he was a teenager, only returning years later for visits. But, his heart stayed in those mountains, and when we would visit, I would see a different man, someone a little freer – maybe a little more like the determined young man who left that red clay farm so many years ago to make his way in the world. Daddy was an older father, 52 when I was born, and I lost him many years ago. But that day, I heard his voice, his laughter and saw his face reflected in the water of clear mountain streams. A few times his presence was so strong I found myself in tears. In a short six hour drive, I found my father again, a blessing I never expected to receive.

May the travels you embark upon this summer bring you unexpected gifts and peace. As always, I would love to hear about your travel blessings – find me on the Sasee Facebook page or website – or just drop me a note or email.

Safe Travels and Happy 4th of July!

Take only memories, leave only footprints.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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