The end of the road (beach) on the South Banks.
or just the Tacomas
the tide was perfect for shell hunting
Then over to the lighthouse
We cooked dinner and watched the sunset
Then we headed back to find a place to camp for our 6:30am ferry.
Well crap, thunderstorm warning, lightning, and wind. We slept (or tried) in the truck cab till about 12:30am and gave up and set-up the Flippacs.
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After the hike we camped for the night, waiting for our morning ferry to Cape Lookout – the South Core Banks. Kodak seemed happy to back at the beach.
We drove around looking for a secluded area to camp and found this fresh turtle track, she must have laid her eggs hours before.
This site is perfect, can’t see a camper down either side!
Clay fishes for bait.
Kay wanted her picture with her fish – then it jumped (or whatever fish do)
Light painting – two Tacomas with Flippacs.
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!
Who is tiring who out? Kodak and Sam do laps around the yard.
Sam finishes her Quotes project for her English class.
The Randolph Early College High School held a flag football game complete with cheerleaders (including Sam)
It was also fun to shoot a little game action (it’s been a while!)
Sam stresses about homework, Mo the Cat sleeps.
The problem with Spring Break in early March
yep snow in South Carolina
and saying goodbye to Steph…. twice.
We dropped her off at Charlotte and drove away, we had checked the flight during lunch and all was good… then to find out a 2 hour delay in Charlotte meant she would miss her connection and no hope of a later flight, so we turned around and drove her to Greensboro, and a later flight, but hopefully she gets home tonight!
My mom hosted an engagement party for Steph
A great cake
And family time!
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.