Sunday, July 21, 2013

Vacation 2013

Our mountain getaway

The sunny deck

View of the lake from the deck
The family room
Playing with Lydia
Happy baby
Bumbo makeshift high chair

Family photo

Fun on the pontoon boat
Lydia and Nana
Lydia, Nana, and Grandpa
Nantahala River
Lydia and Chip at the NOC

Vacation was incredible! There's nothing in the world like river time. Unplugged time. Family time.

We rented a lake house on Nantahala Lake this year. We really enjoyed staying on the lake last year, and decided to give it another try. It is wonderful to wake up to fog on the water. To drink morning coffee on the deck and watch the sun rise over the mountains. In the evening, sunset paddles on the lake with a cold beer are the best.

Nantahala Lake is really quiet and secluded. No cell service. No internet. We really got to wind down and spend time together. We cooked out every night. We took a day trip to Asheville one day. Lydia was an angel. We forgot her bottle and had to buy her a sippy cup when we got there. She did fine.

We took duckys down the river on Tuesday and a raft on Thursday. Big fun on both trips. We didn't make it to the fire tower this year. Maybe next year.

All in all it went way too fast.

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