Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lake Lure Cruise Rained Out

Friday June 21, 1991 (First Day of Summer, Longest Day of the Year)

We sleep in til 8. Rise and shine and off for breakfast buffet at Bald Mountain Restaurant. Later we drive to Bat Cave for some more shopping. We decide to leave tomorrow early and spend the night in Atlanta, GA so we'll have more time for all the sightseeing there.

At 4:00 we board the pontoon boat for the lemonade cruise. After the first 1/2 hour it begins to thunder and lightning and our driver heads back--fast! Before we get back we are quite damp. Back at the dock we make a mad dash for the restaurant. We finally hitch a ride to the lower parking lot where our car is parked. We are soaked to the skin when we get home. Frank takes a jacuzzi and I get dry and relax.

Later we go to dinner at Azaleas. We use our $25 gift certificate. Come home and pack. Frank's cold is better today. I feel great.

As I reflect back on their week in North Carolina, the theme I see over and over is "Life is an Adventure". Mom really enjoyed travelling and fortunately she found a partner who enjoyed it too. Her grandmother travelled to the United States from Sweden as a teenage girl in the early 1900s. My Grandma Helen loved to travel as well. She and her husband Al had a small truck and camper that they used to travel all over the United States and Canada. There must be something about the Scandinavian blood that gives us wanderlust, because I love to travel as well. My husband and I bought a new Fifth Wheel trailer when I retired in 2008 and when our boys are older (they are 14 and 17 now) we hope to travel throughout the United States. We have already visited at least half the states so far. There is such a thrill in discovering a new place, taking a hike in a National Park, boating on a newly discovered lake, and viewing the wildlife.

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