Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Outdoor fun.

Last week we spent a few days in the great outdoors in the NC mountains. We had a great time. We rented a cabin on a beautiful campground by a river. It had a fantastic play area for the kids that looked like a log cabin as well. There were goats to feed, river stones to walk on and a fire pit out front for our gourmet s'more cooking. The cabin had a kitchen, but we dined on pizza one night and Subway the next. I don't go on vacation to cook! We went tubing down a river one day and white water rafting the next. I hadn't done either of these activities in a long time. It was so much fun even if I was in the front of the raft! The last day we had breakfast in a quaint coffee shop and drove on the Blue Ridge Parkway where leaves are starting to change and temperatures are starting to drop! It was a great few days. Here are a few photos.

at the highest elevation (6000 ft above sea level). Mini#2 is wearing mini#1's flip flops because he wet all 3 pairs of shoes he brought with him (2 by falling in the river crossing rocks!) Why he didn't have his water shoes on I do not know. I was in the shower when this all took place under Mr. Pink's supervision.

View of Cold Mountain of book and Hollywood movie fame...

Yes, this is one pair of shoes that got soaked- but they had fun being boys!

Mini#2's new friend "Buddy."

Post white water rafting. I could not feel my feet at this point. Still numb from cold water. However, the air temperature was still warm so we didn't freeze for the 2 hour ride- just feet!

The view we had behind our cabin.

The boys in the loft. They loved the cabin. Definitely worth doing this instead of a hotel. Can't believe I said that, but true!

NC is a great place to live. Love our beaches and the mountains!


Kristen said...

love it! Looks like a great time!

trifitmom said...

oh my gosh it looks awesome