Last week we headed to the “motherland” of Southwest Virginia (yes – that is where my mom is from) for a few days of rest, relaxation and fun with some friends. We had a great time in Abingdon, ate well at Shatley Springs and started on an awesome adventure on the New River. Unfortunately, the rain decided to make the canoe trip a little less than desirable. We survived and plan to go on the trip next year. We may or may not canoe again but we’re definitely up for a campfire and hanging out on the river.
Thanks again to Nick & Amy who planned the camping/canoe expedition. Also – thanks to everyone for only giving us a little grief for packing up and heading out the second night. The “motherland” happened to have a parent’s house in it with a hot shower, warm meal, and dry bed. We thought about the stay – for a minute – and decided you all would really want us to take advantage of the warm and dry environment.