Wednesday, September 3, 2008

North Carolina Trip

Last Thursday Rob suggested that maybe we go to North Carolina for a long weekend. What he really meant was that he planned on leaving that afternoon and driving 10 hours all night to get there. Well, for the past 23 years, life with Rob has been an adventure, so off we went on yet another one! The plan was to go to the Nantahala River in the western part of the state. Rob and Matthew would take a white water kayak class at the Nantahala Outdoor Center and Andrew and I would take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Since Matthew is all about kayaking these days and Andrew has always LOVED trains, somehow the plan made sense at the time. Needless to say it was a quick trip, but the boys had a great time. They even manged a little time to go tubing down Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Matthew "surfs" the river
Tubing down Deep Creek!


The Country Cousins said...

Kelly, what fun! I personally love those spontaneous get-aways -- as long as I have a little bit of lead time! I am glad you all had fun -- the pictures sure look like you had a ball!

We went primitive camping up there in Nantahala years ago (the year Molly and Chris got married), and it was a beautiful place then. Looks like the river was very cooling! And what could be more fun than riding that train! Glad you had fun. We miss seeing y'all!

Bonnie and Dan Frodge

The Country Cousins said...

Yes, that was me in the previous comment! I forgot that I was on the Country Cousins account!