Dear husband and I had a wonderful weekend. Of course, there are lots of photos!
For the first time since... I can't even remember, dear husband and I went camping - just the two of us. Older son was too busy with schoolwork to be able to go, and younger son decided to stay home too (he's been too tired lately to deal with trying to sleep in a tent).
We camped at Price Campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone, NC. It was a bit noisy - there were drunken (we assume from the sounds) campers late both nights. We were so tired that we only briefly woke up.
Saturday morning, we headed over to Rivergirl Fishing Co. in Todd, NC to rent kayaks. We've been kayaking twice on the Eno River in Durham and once on the French Broad River in Asheville, but this was our first time kayaking in the area where we usually spend our fall vacation.
Rivergirl is in an old train depot:
They have already decorated for Halloween, and Petunia was out front:
The temperature was in the lower 70's, and the day was beautiful:
There were wildflowers all over the banks:
The water was very clear, and it was very shallow in parts. We got stuck on rocks fairly often (not here, of course) because the water is low this time of year.
More beautiful scenery:
Steve took some pictures of me. Here's my favorite:
It's, by far, my favorite place we've kayaked.