Good-bye to summer

On Sunday October 13th with only a slight hangover from the dinner party on Saturday. Jerry and Ali met us at the house and we loaded mine and Sherri’s kayaks, Winston was letting us borrow two more kayaks and a trailer to haul them. We picked them up in Leicester and headed across the mountain. We were wanting to go back to Lake Jocassee or Glenville even but rain was forecast for all lakes to the south of us so Lake Fontana it would be. but first we were hungry and needed breakfast. I had heard good things about Clyde’s in Waynesville so we must stop there first. We got there twenty minutes too late for breakfast. So much disappointment, till we seen the Sunday specials. Lunchs that looked like grandma’s after church meals. I ordered the Turkey with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. Mmmm it was so good, it was hard to stop at half but if I did not, I would gain 6 lbs.

Labor day float

Sox and I had a great float today. The first part was a little crowded for my taste. But still experienced things I never would have, Sometimes you just have to be there.
Like floating past the beautiful young lady standing in a very secluded area playing a violin on the bank.
I would like to tell you how great it was, but there was a reason that child’s daddy would not let her play in the house. She had to go over the hill through the woods and down by the river! And that may have been too close!

After the crowds we found the perfect island for a Chasing Peri party. Smoked salmon with cheese and crackers
And for cocktails my own special concoction I do not know whether to call it a ginger mule or a red headed donkey .
It is 2 parts vodka one part domaine canton ginger liqueur topped off with Maine Root Ginger Brew Mmm so refreshing on a hot day on the river.
I swam and splashed and ate and drank and just like the turtles beside me, sunned out on a rock and soaked up the last rays of summer for over an hour before heading on down the river.
I made down to the park right before the old Burlington plant so a little uncharted waters in my quest to float the whole french broad.28874722634_5768e5fa8429391153002_24a143581b