Last night Louise and May went to meet with a student at Christ School. We had a wonderful dinner at Never Blue Restaurant at 119 Main Street In Hendersonville, N C. It was an interesting menu with many different items such as brussel sprouts and fried cauliflower. We also enjoyed a great beet salad with goat cheese and walnuts. One of the many interests of our student is unique foods and this restaurant fit the bill. We heard they had an amazing brownie but we will have to sample that on our next visit.
Picture from Never Blue’s Website of the Beet Salad
Christ School has a beautiful campus and it has a well known work program that prepares their students for the real world. We met with one of our students there to begin the process of college planning. He impressed us with his knowledge of the many college opportunities in the Asheville area.
After spending the night at May’s Lake Junaluska cottage, we headed over to Trails Wilderness Program, Sky Valley Campus, to see the new school Trails Academy. They presently have four young men who seemed genuinely happy to be there. They told us how much they liked the experiential approach to the academic program and they were looking forward to their next week long expedition. We also had an opportunity to spend some time with one of the adolescent female groups in the wilderness program at Trails. Some of the girls had written a really cute rap as a birthday gift to another girl in the group. It was a beautiful North Carolina day and we enjoyed spending our time in the outdoors.
Classroom at Trails Academy
Sky Valley Camp, Trails Academy with Graham Shannonhouse
Kitchen where parents and adolescent cook together
Camp for workshop at graduation- where adolescent and parents sleep.