|Is that a bear in the tree?|
|The creek was full by the time we left!|
Normally we wouldn't have headed back to NC this early but we had a mission to be back in the area in time for my 50th birthday celebration.
We had quite a gang at “The Rock” at Fall’s Lake Rollingview Campground….
|Taking over the campground!|
|My sisters Cathy and Barbara. |
No we didn't plan to dress alike!
|My crazy BIL, Bruce (he belongs to Cathy).|
|Me and my fristers enjoying grilled pizza.|
Other times, no so much!
|Brandon, Amanda, Barbara, Cathy, Bruce (hidden) and Dan|
|No, son, you shouldn't try to jump across the creek!|
|Bruce filming our adventures with his "Go Pro"|
|Our advertisement for Merrell hiking shoes!|
|Bruce, Cathy, Amanda, Barbara, Syl, Dan, Tricia, Brandon|
|Blue day - poor Cathy didn't get the memo!|
|Headed back to the campground|
It was great seeing both of my kids and my DIL
|Brandon playing in Ashleigh's hammock.|
|Ashleigh enjoying kayaking|
|When she got too hot, she jumped in the water to cool off.|
|Ashleigh, Amanda, and Brandon|
|Brandon was excited to use his hatchet!|
|Brother and sister acting goofy.|
|A mother's love|
|DIL, Mom/MIL, Daughter|
|Wonder why Gin looks soooo guilty?|
|Group photo - Linda goosed me!|
|Ice cream cake! Yum!|
|Kork and I|
|My frsters - Syl and Gin|
|Bruce performing his "special" dance for me.|
|Linda and I...aka Thelma and Louise|
|Cathy on fire|
We are now back at our NC “home base” and have been keeping busy catching up with family and friends.
Brandon and I moved Ashleigh into her own apartment for her senior year at UNC-W. Brandon and Amanda have joined us for dinner a few times. Linda and I have had several girl’s nights out (and another beach trip is coming up!). One afternoon, Kork and I helped Amanda get her classroom ready for the new school year. We’ve also enjoyed several outings including one with her sweet, sweet mother. My sister Elaine and I enjoyed shopping and lunch out one day. Dan’s been working on several projects that keep him running from morning to night. And, we managed to sneak in a surprise.
Since we will not be with family or friends next month when Dan’s birthday rolls around, I had a surprise party for him one month early! I made a big pan of lasagna (his favorite) and boston cream cake for dessert.
Boy - was he surprised!
|Party favors for everyone!|
|Happy (early) Birthday, Dan!|
Don and Sara (Kork's parents), Dan, Gin
Tricia, Kork, Amanda, Brandon, Syl
|The evening's entertainment by Brandon....catching bugs with the zapper.|
|Amanda and Kork enjoying the swing.|
It’s been a fantastic month!