I had an eerie feeling as we twisted and turned up the gravel road to the top of the mountain where the Southern Dharma Center is tucked away. We were arriving for a five day silent retreat. So we thought. Actually, we had no idea what we had signed up for.
But climbing up this isolated road, for some reason, I was already thinking about an escape plan.
Our first morning in Asheville, we went to the Tupelo Honey Cafe. – a local place renowned for it’s sweet potato pancakes with real maple syrup. We were told that “we had to have” a sweet potato pancake. They were right. It was absolutely splendid…over the top delicious. (more…)