Taking Sam back to UNC for the start of Spring semester, look how happy she is!
Before tennis I meet the local FJ Cruiser club including the owner of this truck whi I have been FB friends with for a couple of years since we share MTB, off-roading and camping interests but had never met in person!
I really should wax my paint more often ; )
Just out for a drive in the country after work.
A gravel ride with Clay and Kay in Uwharrie National Forest. This is what we expected.
This is what we ended on!
After the ride I went exploring, but not crossing this bridge today.
Sam “finally” came home – we saved her half a cookie cake and made her do the math to add up to her age.
I stopped by to see my Taco, the new head is so pretty!
A cool little camp site, Neuseway Nature Park, I had the place almost to myself.
Morning view of Neuse River
Ridgemont Country Club are the Piedmont 40+ 3.5 singles team in the state championship in Goldsboro after winning the summer season. We are 1-1 at the end of day 1 and in third place. I played #1 singles for both my matches and went 2-0.
My first match was odd, I was nervous and tight and my legs were literary shaking. I fell behind 4-1, before winning 11 straight games to win 6-4,6-0.
My second match started better, 6-0 but let him win 2 serves and break me before I won the second set 6-3
Heading east for a weekend of camping and tennis
A foggy start to my ride.
The BRP Linn Cove viaduct was even worse. It was an awesome morning on the bike!
Then it was time to explore… a Forest Service Road I heard about….
pictures never do it justice and I quit taking photos as my stress raised and the obstacles became tougher… this was no joke; several washouts, ravens and wheel lifting later we were halfway through. Each time I walked a route, I was looking not to make sure I could get through it, could I get back up it if the road was blocked a or a closed gate.
An awesome camping spot for a lunch break. My truck is the minimum I would have wanted to take, 33 inch tires, 2.5 inch lift, armored with bumpers, sliders and skid plates… anything less would have resulted in damage!
A good day!
A weekend that changes. Instead of elk, we ended up in Boone again, since I hadn’t planned anything, we searched for a waterfall I had not been to, this is Laurel Creek Falls (I think) but we rock hopped up the creek for a long ways looking for more. Either way this is an awesome swimming hole.
A corn dog and loaded fries with a gose beer at The Cardinal in Boone! Yum!!!
No sunset tonight, only fog!
High tide pools and and lovely walk.
a couple of trucks that didn’t make it off the beach
This one had the whole frame.
One last spot for a nap before heading to the ferry home.
Kodak and I went for a sunrise walk on the beach
and back the the Taco
We drove around a bit and went seashell hunting
I wanted sand dollars
Then the sunset and the high tide rose to the truck
We moved the truck twice before calling it a night.