We are home, after a lovely long drive yesterday, and way, way to much caffeine in the form of iced tea for me, to get me through the drive. North Carolina was such a lovely trip. There was a massive heat wave, and several storms that popped up out on no where, and again the heat, 97 to 102 degrees in town, yikes!
The boys had a great time.
The skydiving experience.
The Factory which is an amazing place with games, laser tag, putt putt golf and go-carts.
Tubing down the 48 degree river on the 4th of July.
While the boys were playing games and laser tag we stole away for a few minutes to The Whistle Stop Antique Mall. So many lovely things to see.
My favorite item in the whole place was this lovely sheep foot stool. At $190 it was too steep for me, but isn't it cute?
We also stopped by Silver Threads and Golden Needles the lovely yarn store in Franklin, NC where we were staying. Beautiful yarn, lovely people, gorgeous store, stop by if you are in the area, it is worth a trip.
Look what I found, a sheep scissor holder. She is from Lantern Moon, which means that the proceeds help to generate income for families in Vietnam. In her little crochet basket she has a tiny crochet scarf, can you see it? And might I add she was much more reasonable than the foot stool.
I also bought this lovely hand dyed yarn made exclusively for the store. Maybe yet another shrug? I am still thinking about that one.
This corner of the porch is where I sat looking out at the mountains a little bit every afternoon. Even if the sun was shinning, and it was hot outside I tried to stay out as much as possible. The air is so clear in the mountains, and even if it is hot, the humidity is not like Florida, which makes it much easier to tolerate.
This is the view from the porch. Behind the center trees is the shading of a mountain that my camera just could not seem to pick up.
Lynda and Bruce have a new rescue dog Howie, boy is he a lover. He and I spent a great deal of time together sharing a lot of loving.
There was time for a walk or two in the woods.
And to sit and observe this beautiful waterfall while the boys were tubing.
I spent a lot of time just being with my friends as they travel this tough road that cancer has led them to. Bruce had a decent report while I was there although the Doctor warned him that he is still terminal. I reminded Bruce that technically we are all terminal so that really isn't new information. He got a chuckle out of that one. I guess we can try to remember to make the best of everyday, but that is easily forgotten in the daily grind of life. I feel fortunate to have spent some lovely time with my dear friends even though at times I felt that we were imposing. But on a selfish note, I wanted to spend time with Bruce as I don't get to see him often, and I wanted to be there for Lynda to show her my support.
How was your week?