Cheraw State Park (site#15)
The rest of the Carolina Clan arrived to play on Friday including Laura and Bruce, and Nancy and Bill, and Steve and Evin. They didn’t waste any time getting their boats wet.
Gin and I were still sore from our first paddle so we rested while just about everyone else went out. Group shot…
We enjoyed a potluck dinner at Bill and Nancy’s site and some ice cream by the campfire and of course, a ton of laughter. My abs felt like I had done 50 sit ups. No wonder why they say laughter is the best medicine.
Tricia’s son and DiL, Brandon and Amanda, and her sister and Bil, Cathy and Bruce, joined in for the fun weekend. I’m just glad that they were warned about how silly this group can be. For instance, there is a George Foreman grill that hasn’t found a home yet. Check Gail's post of the weekend for a great wrap up.
Saturday morning, a lot of folks took a hike but I didn’t join in. We had washed and waxed Wanda last week so I had gone up and down the ladder too much for my crunchy knees to handle. We all went on a moonlit paddle led by a Park Ranger. There were over 20 boats and we had glow sticks attached to the front and rear of each boat. It was very neat, especially when a beaver slapped it’s tail right beside Gin’s boat. It even hit her paddle.
Sunday was departure day for Bruce and Laura, and Ray and Kris. They had to return to work. Hang in there guys. Retirement income certainly makes fulltiming a lot less stressful. We had our last group campfire at Bill and Nancy’s site and enjoyed some roasted marsh mallows.
Monday was departure day for Bill and Nancy and today was Gail and Rick’s departure day. It’s much quieter here and we are about caught up on our naps. Dan and Tricia, and Paul and Jill plan to leave tomorrow and we plan to have one more day before we hit the road. We may even take one more paddle around the lake. Needless to say, this has been a wonderful gathering.
Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.