Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On Vacation

We are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this week.

I was twelve.

We are taking our first weeklong vacation that didn't involve family since our honeymoon. It goes without saying that we're long overdue. But I'm cheap. And travel is expensive. And I like my house and my dog. But I don't much care for the heat we've been having, so we headed to the NC mountains for the week.

So far, we've gone tubing down Deep Creek.

Hiked the Appalachian Trail: (Why do they call it "hiking" and not just "walking"?)

And whitewater rafting down the Nantahala River:

We've had time to relax, too.

We have a balcony.

The view is lovely.

We've really enjoyed ourselves. And I'm slowly recharging. It's really been so long since I've taken any real time away from home and work that I didn't realize how badly I needed this. Now I'm taking some time to reflect, plan, and I'm even starting to get re-inspired to cook. I suspect some of that has to do with being out of the heat.

I'm contemplating major blog changes, as well. We'll see.

Now it's time to get back outside and put our kayaks on Lake Fontana and explore there. More later!

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