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.
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