Sunday, September 1, 2013

Off On An Adventure

Hello Friends!
How has your Sunday been? Things were pretty great here. Rich and I headed up the road this morning to Eden, NC. The town is about 1 hour and 20 minutes from us by car.
Look! A drive in!

Since it was lunch time you know we had to stop for a hotdog before the adventure part of the day.

Yum! "All the way" in North Carolina means mustard, onions, cole slaw and chili.

Eden is a very old town with a manufacturing past. You can see the old mill buildings in the background of some of the pictures.

These displays were in the building that our adventure started at.

These were textile mills.
There are 3 rivers right here, the Dan, Smith River and the Mayo.

So the adventure was a canoe trip!

Getting ready to head off. We are actually in Virginia here.

The canoe trip was going to last 3 to 4 hours and take us down 8 miles of the Smith river.

This is Rich after our little mishap about 15 minutes into the trip. Yup, totally flipped the canoe.

After that things smoothed out and we didn't have any further incidents.

This is whale rock. Can you see his mouth?

We saw lots of kingfishers, herons(both large and small), mallards, Canadian geese and river otters.

The first 6 miles were like going through the wilderness, no traffic noise or sounds.

I think that we will have to do this again! Not the getting wet part.

This was a Living Social deal that I bought online. The trip cost $17. What a bargain. Of course the hotdogs and the gas to drive up to Eden were more.

Here's a little more Penny America progress.

I need to go to bed. I am pooped and should sleep well.

Sweet dreams.

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Brigitte said...

I'm sure you were having a good night's sleep after that adventure. Sounds great!

Krista said...

Looks like a fun adventure! I went canoeing...once! In Long Island's Great South Bay. It was SO windy if we stopped paddling we were further back from where we were! lol! It is a very quiet sport though, no sounds to hear at all. That hot dog looks so very YUM!

Vickie said...

A drive in, what fun!
What a nice day adventure!

Faye said...

What a fun little trip Chris! I am actually at the each with friends and fellow condo owners from..... Eden!!! Their town looks nice....I know you and Rich had alot of fun~~

Margaret said...

Wow, that's quite an adventure you had! Love all the pics too -- and your meal at the drive in. Pretty WIP too.

cucki said...

Aww so much fun...
Hugs x

Shirlee said...

Eden looks like a nice little town : ) John & I used to love going canoeing! We haven't been for years! The last time we had the same experience as you ... tipped over the canoe but we tipped it right at the start of the trip ... lol! Lots of fun though : )

Anna van Schurman said...

In Alaska, they call canoes Alaskan divorce court. And the dude and I can tell you when you are trying to canoe upstream, there is a reason they are called that! Glad to know your "adventure" was followed by smooth sailing! :)

diamondc said...

I love little trips with my wonderful husband, we do a lot of biking in other areas of minnesota.
I am glad you had a great time, minus the wet time.
Love your Penny Penny America, I do lots of penny rugs with felt, this reminds me of that type of stitching.
Have a fun filled Labor Day.

butterfly said...

Who is the brave one then, looks like you had loads of fun.

robindefender said...

Sounds like a fun day, even the tipped canoe part! : )

Kaisievic said...

That looks like so much fun and you are right! Such a bargain at $17! Cute stitching, too.

Emma/Itzy said...

Looks like you had a great trip!

Julie said...

A fun trip, at least hubby is smiling after his soaking.
Great progress on the stitching.

Melissa said...

Sounds like a great trip even with a bit of dunking! Hope you are feeling better today!

Barb said...

That looks like a very fun day!!

Myra said...

Looks like you had fun even if you did get wet. Penny is looking better every day.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a fun trip! Looks like you two has a lot of fun. Love Penny America!

Catherine said...

Sounds like a very interesting town! Glad you only had the one mishap ~ my last canoeing adventure wasn't so smooth!

Penny said...

Sounds like a great adventure! Glad you had fun! And no canoe trip is complete without tipping the canoe over at least once. :) I want that hot dog!! All my favorite things on it! Nice progress on your stitching!

Annette-California said...

So glad to see Drive In's still exist. So you had an early dip in the river? LOL Happy you did have a fun day. Get some good rest - you deserve it. love Annette

Pumpkin said...

What fun! LOL! I can't believe you flipped the boat ;)

Beedeebabee said...

I KNOW that was a fun day (even if Rich did take a little dip at first!) My sister and I go canoeing every year. It's always a fun sister day. Your pictures are great! xo