We were off to the mountains over Labor Day. We met up with the Schroeders, friends from Atlanta. They have two girls that are the same ages as Sarah and Jaley - needless to say it was a terrific weekend. We squeezed so much fun into the short vacation - I'm still recovering.
We hiked and made s'mores. We sampled wines and picked blueberries. We went trout fishing and caught nothing, but then went to the stream and caught minnows. We played on the playground and went to the pool. We even feasted on the world's largest T-Bones (thanks John). In between, we lounged on the deck and watched the start of college football season.
As if that wasn't enough, the highlight of the weekend was the Mile High Kite Festival. Beech Mountain gave out kites to the kids and let them run wild. There were literally hundreds of kites in the air. The wind was perfect - lofting a kite has never been easier. Mick preferred just to play with the string. It took about 10 minutes to get him untied, but he had a ball.
All told it was a wonderful Labor Day. Now it is back to the real world. I'm neck deep in house projects. Scott says I just can't help myself - which is probably true, since I'm on a first name basis with most of the staff at Home Depot. In short we are all good. What a difference from a year ago.
That is life in the stroller lane.