On Labor Day, we took a beautiful hike in the Pisgah National Forest. We gathered with friends for a trek to the scenic view from this North Mills River trail. It was a delightful climb up with a huge pack of dogs (don't tell Sydney, we didn't bring her...) Unfortunately, on the way down our friend Lily met with an angry swarm of yellow jackets, and was stung quite badly. We were all thankful that she did not have a severe reaction to the stings, and bravely trekked back down the mountain. The kids played in the creek before heading home. In the evening, Mia joined her Symphony Children's Choir to lead a singalong in front of thousands of people in the new Pack Square Park, in celebration of the Asheville Symphony's 50th anniversary.! It was quite an exciting day to ring in the new school year.