September 2, 2011
We left Nashville in the morning heading to Blue Ridge Georgia to visit Noel and Mary. The last half of the drive was fantastic. It took us through some spectacular views along the Occoc Lake and river. The Olympics white water events were held here. We arrived at the cabin around 12:30 and after hugs and kisses we settled in for our first bloodies of the day. Noel and Mary made a great lunch of barley soup and BLT’s. How good is that? They also had some great news that Jack and Donna were on their way and would be arriving one day early. We poked around town for a few hours and then headed back to the cabin for cocktails and munchies. Jack and Donna arrive around 6:45 that evening and after some more hugs and kisses we all settled in on the deck for, you guessed it, more cocktails. We had a nice dinner that Noel had simmering for the whole day in a crock pot. After some more conversation and some TV we all headed off to bed around 11:30. Our camp counselors had us scheduled for tennis in the morning.
September 3, 2011
The morning was great. The sun was shining; we had coffee on the deck and nice views of the mountains. After a quick breakfast of fruit and peach bread, we laced up the sneakers and off we went. What a great club they have, along with some outstanding tennis players. Everyone was friendly and made us feel very welcome. It was couples tournament, with husbands and wives playing together. The divorce court that never ends! We played tennis until noon and then had a nice lunch. The tournament was scheduled to continue after lunch but most folks were burnt out from the heat and opted out of the afternoon event. We showered, changed and then it was off to town. The men and ladies split up in separate vehicles, we each had different agendas. The girls went shopping and the guys headed to Oysters, it’s not a raw bar, but a store that makes custom fly rods. They hold classed every week where individuals make their own fly rods. The rods were beautifully hand crafted. Most of the equipment sold for $1500.00 and up. The owner made a custom rod for President Jimmy Carter. After a few more stops around town we ended up in a wine bar. It’s a great place that opened a few weeks ago. The ladies finally tracked us down, so it was time to head back to camp for, you guessed it, cocktails and dinner. We had nice dinner of strip steak and fresh corn on the cob. We followed that up with a 3D movie of the Grand Canyon. Lots of fun and we all looked so cute with our 3D glasses. After that it was off to bed, not knowing what our camp counselors had scheduled for the morning.
September 4, 2001
Dawn broke with a partly cloudy day and coffee on the deck. Even though no one was hungry, Noel whipped up some scrambled eggs and onions, along with some fruit and toasted bread. Oh, and who can start the morning without a bloody. No one was hungry but all the food disappeared. After some small talk, the camp counselors booked us on a hiking trip to Amicalola Falls. It’s the tallest continuous falls east of the Mississippi. Jack and I took the trail up and the rest of the kids meet us at the half way point for pictures. It was a great spot with a great view of the falls. After the hike, we drove to the top to check out the lodge. One of the lady rangers was giving a talk on owls and had several different live species to show everyone. Funny story, she had this high pitched squeaky voice, and everyone agreed that she would be a one date girl. On the way back to the camp our counselors scheduled a stop at this pumpkin place. I’ve never seen so many pumpkins in my life. Some of them were huge. I’m not sure what you do with a 200lb pumpkin. We left there and headed to camp, for you guessed it, cocktails and getting ready for dinner out tonight.
Bob and Annette