Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Fall is here in the mountains of Western North Carolina with the air crisp and dry. All the prognosticators are predicting one of the most spectacular color seasons in recent memory. And, in anticipation of the leaf peepers, there are all sorts of events and activities scheduled for everyone's enjoyment.

So, with all this terrific stuff happening, then why am I so depressed? Simple answer folks, the Atlanta Braves lost in the playoffs and Bobby Cox is no more! Sheeeeesh, "how much worse can it get," I ask myself each morning as I attempt to drag my sorry carcass out from between the sheets? "What will become of my beloved Braves," lights up my synapses as I'm scrambling eggs and making french toast for our guests? How am I going to survive the Winter without the prospect of watching Bobby get thrown out of yet another game by some rookie umpire who blew a call (Cox was NEVER wrong was he?)

But, as with all things habitual in our lives, I am slowly beginning to work through my grief and think about the future. There's Chipper Jones who's promised to return for yet another year at Turner Field. There's that terrific pitching staff who managed to get us into the playoffs without much more than a mediocre offense. There's the prospect of Derrick Lee finally getting settled in at first base and getting his power swing back. And yes, there's the HOPE that Brooks Conrad will recover from his traumatic final month of baseball and return to that guy who actually does know how to field a grounder!

Well now, I'm not feeling so bad now that I've got all that off my chest! Life's actually pretty good and the Winter doesn't look so bad after all. Gee whiz, I wonder whether any of the guests checking in tonight here at the inn will want to talk baseball? Hey, you...yeah you, my faithful reader....why don't you make up some excuse and come on up to Hendersonville to watch the leaves change colors (and maybe we can talk a little baseball over a glass of wine?)

We hope we've given you yet another reason to visit The Waverly Inn in Hendersonville, NC very soon!

John, Diane, Darla & Debbie
The Waverly Inn
Bed and Breakfast Hendersonville NC

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