Thursday and Friday, August 16 & 17, 2012
After riding the Virginia Creeper Trail we stopped in the (rather exquisite) town of Blowing Rock for dinner. We may have been a little under dressed in our cycling togs, but no one seemed to care, and most of the diners were also casually dressed. We had a delicious meal, and Susan, Sally and Jessica enjoyed a "Damn That's Good" Southern Comfort cocktail concoction.
Dinner time got us to Sally's house in the late of the evening and soon we were heading for bed.
In the morning it was time to enjoy the lake!
We kayaked about 5 miles to and from the State Park across the lake, and into a cove for some fly fishing -- for guess who. The hotdog stand provided our lunch before the paddle back home. *Then* we swam for a while in the delightful waters before showering and preparing for dinner. What a fine day.
Late that night (Thursday) more family arrived (Mary, Sarah, Jeremy, Jaydon, Lucie), and cousin Jay would soon arrive to round out the clan.
Each found their activity of choice on Friday morning -- swim and play in the lake, a long walk around the area, reading and snoozing on the porch, hot tubbing, a mini bike ride, and catching up with (and reminiscing about) family stories. Will try to get photos of lake play for the next day.