Deb told me when I got up at 6am, “I think I wrecked the car” – she was driving home at 3am-ish and hit a tire tread in the road…. so I spend an hour (while it was cool) and removed the valence, engine protective pan and a fuel filter platic pan. At lunch I picked up the needed clips and after work installed everything so she could take the car to work! I am happy it was an easy fix!
Captain Sam heads across Lake Murray.
a quick visit with my brother at his lake house, exploring, playing on the boat, swimming and a Low Country Boil
a great day!
The threat of rain…
another evening paddle
Mother’s Day – Breakfast in bed. (Uncle Wayne, do you recognize the pan?)
Deb went back to bed to celebrate her day and I went for bike ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is me trying to rescue a snake.
Then some work around the “mountain place” including yard work and finding thsi salamander.
Then it was time to hike. #19 #52hikechallenge – Gragg Prong Falls. Sam and I started last year to hike to these falls, but it was getting woods dark and we didn’t have a place to camp yet so we turned around, really glad we went back, awesome place and great swimming hole when it warms up.
The whole hike is beautiful!
There are a couple of creek crossings, in the end we gave up trying to keep the boots dry!
Hike #9 of #52hikechallenge Congaree National Park in South Carolina
How many Capers to wrap around a 150 foot plus tall loblolly pine tree that was once the tallest of it’s kind in the state.
Hike #3 of the #52hikechallenge. Raven Rock State Park. The famed rock is 1 mile long and 150 feet tall.
The weather was perfect and I knew it would be crowed, lots of cars, but plenty of trails, so still plenty of solitude.
Northington Lock and Dam remains ripple the water on the Cape Fear River.
“A road that stretched from Raleigh to Fayetteville crossed the Cape Fear River via the Northington Ferry and served as the area’s major transportation route. Locks and dams were built along the river to facilitate navigation by boat, and Raven Rock became an important landmark for river pilots. After a hurricane destroyed the locks and dams in 1859, the structures were not replaced.” From Wikipedia.
Vinyl records and Rock-n-Roll t-shirts, making teenage girls cry since the 1950s
Deb was very impressed by the rice presentation!
Deb got everyone “character sunglasses” for the family portrait
Where’s the kaboom? There is supposed to be an Earth shattering kaboom!