On Saturday we packed up and headed to the Nantahala Gorge for a break from the routine. When the truck was finally packed, and Kenly and Chance were safely loaded, it looked like we were going for weeks instead of two nights. I still have not learned the fine art of packing light with a 9 month old. We made it to the Gorge despite Kenly throwing a new level of fit from the backseat.
We stayed in an efficiency cabin. It was cute and quaint, and about the size of the walk-in closet that all women dream about. The cabin had two bunk beds, a full bath, and kitchen. We're not talking the Hilton, but we had a place that would stay dry and warm. And one that wouldn't break the budget.
When Adam set on one of the bunk beds, his grimace told me that Kenly would be sleeping better than all of us. We both slept on top bunks because they are so much cooler. Adam found a huge piece of foam to cushion his mattress, but it was not a full twin size piece of foam. So, every time he turned over, he rolled off the foam and into the small crevice formed between the end of the foam and the wall. My mattress had springs that could draw blood, but when you're tired, a bed of nails would feel good. We loved our cabin despite the fact that Boyscouts would have complained about the beds.
One of the fondest memories I have of the weekend involves Adam's ingenuity. We left the house with coffee filters and coffee. When Adam was setting up the coffee pot on Saturday night, we realized we had no milk or sugar. Despite this set back, Adam created one of the best cups of coffee I've ever had. He melted 1/4 of a Milky Way Dark in the coffee. Nougat, caramel, and dark chocolate in coffee....need I say more? I'm so married to a quick thinker.
Here are a few of my favorite shots from the weekend.