The Mississippi river trip was awesome (I know you are sick of that word, but…it was ), the niece Jill now has a little one, and Mom took a ride in ‘Freebird’ before its decommissioning/scuttle. The vessel is now just an ordinary pontoon “Mundane Bird.” It was really neat to ride in the same boat around our local lake Cherokee for the weekend, some of the folks had even checked the blog out as I traveled from Minnesota to the Gulf – still, couldn’t believe that Mom and Kim would step aboard (you know that ‘conformity word); but they did.
It was a great 4th here on the lake, even shot some BIG fireworks off the top while in the middle of the lake (yep, the only one to do that) – out in the middle until midnight – its people like us that embarrass their kids so they make rules to contain us (they try)…..
Nice to be bac though… even took a ride in the center console on Lake Keowee as the water there was incredible; especially after the Mississippi. As I said, the experience of ‘rafting’ the big Muddy was really something special – but here in WNC we have some of the BEST water there is……