The ABC’s Stop Here

Aron, Becky, and Clayton from Delaware stopped for a visit.

We’ve had a month of visits, first the Carr family (Myron, Jessica, Rylie, and Wyatt), then Melissa and James came, Robin Coates, and then ‘lil bubba stayed a week longer for ‘camp’ popeye.  In camp this year we were reminded how much it takes to ‘keep up with’ the little ones – great job Melissa we admire all that you moms have to attend to.

Clay and Rebbecca (Becky) along with Aron followed after a weeks break – it was a time that we looked forward too – ‘older kids,’ maybe we could play now too..

I can’t say for sure, but somewhere in aging you begin to appreciate the ‘paths of least resistance’ – these guys can (and did) keep up with themselves very well, fine folks – great kids..

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It was good to see them find comfort with the little that is offered here at the lake. I think it scared them when I said that no one around here wore underwear – I suppose I should’ve mentioned that bathing suits are the main attire. But, this is a place where making alot out of a little is just about mandatory….

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and they adapted very quickly..

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Melissa and James came to mingle with the cousins before her Hawaii adventure.

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and Clayton found time to give James some fishing tips…….

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as Aron tried his luck down near the 14th hole

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The following day was pretty overcast, but we decided to stay on-track with our plans to check Lake Keowee out – and to close a few of those ‘little circles.’

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Aron and Clay’s previous visit to Lake Keowee (where the Bell’s enjoyed several family weeks) was a mere 16 years ago.

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The water and their feet size are likely the same as then, but now the young adults are floating a few feet closer to the bottom…..

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The rocks remained the same – distance from the water…..

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And up near the Jocassee dam the boys found a couple warm spots (oh yeah) to float in the current – Becky and I kept an eye on the beverage as we floated along in the boat……

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The farm-house along hwy-11

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to yet another rock,

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and another little circle closed.

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Becky is most certainly the ‘reader,’ I admire that

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The rain finally came as we made our way back to the humble little lake of Cherokee…..

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where there were more little areas of warmth to find comfort in – rain or not..

In the night we found more time (and a few more drink concoctions) before taking a last idle around the lake in the darkness, good time.

The ABC’s then moved on towards Asheville to investigate some of the brew-pubs, as Harriet (their story) tagged along….

Thanks for visit Serman’s, you guys have alot to be proud of – we are proud of you, and each of your cousins – all have done so very well….

now, just cover the ice guys….

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2 thoughts on “The ABC’s Stop Here

  1. Thanks Tom for taking in the kids. It is great visiting with the second generation without their folks there. But darn we missed out!

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