For my birthday, my parents decided to take me out of town — one of the perks of being born over Labor Day weekend. I had heard from several friends about this beautiful chapel in the mountains close to the North Carolina border. It is appropriately nicknamed “Pretty Place.”

However, once we got there, it turned out that the chapel was off limits for the entire day due to a wedding — one of the inconveniences of traveling over Labor Day weekend. So, to not lose the day, we found this to be the perfect opportunity to wander.

We decided to hike on a trail a little further down the mountain, hoping to find the Suspension Bridge, but ended up on a trail to an overlook of the Raven Cliff Falls. To be completely honest, the end result was not as magnificent as we originally thought, but the hike and the journey were both fun and beautiful. And we did it all while carrying my nephew the entire way. That day I learned that my sister-in-law is a rockstar hiker and mom.

Even though the end was not what we expected, I think the experience was definitely still worth it.

Here’s a quick video montage of our wandering adventure!

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Submit Your Own Video!

We’ve added a new way for you to share your wanderings with us! If you take a video and some photos, we’ll edit it into a video — like the one above — to be featured both on Germ’s website and on our YouTube channel.

If you choose to make a video, you can send in your footage and photos (and please CC me at [email protected]) so that we can create a video for you.
You are of course welcome to make the video yourself, but please be sure to use a royalty free track if you add music (Incompetech has several options). Also, please provide at least one image — preferably landscape — if at all possible.
When emailing in videos or other large files, please use Google Drive. On there, you can create a “Germ” folder to upload your videos and photos. Then, to share, click “Get link,” and include that link in your email. From there, we’ll be able to download your files.
This is, hopefully, just the first of many wander videos. We can’t wait to see where you wander!

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