I just returned from our annual "Cousins' Reunion," that was held this year in the small town of Andrews, North Carolina. It is a peaceful little town located in a scenic valley in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
We really enjoyed this little town that is the perfect combination of the past and the present. There are beautiful mountain vistas and nostalgic old homes, shops, markets, country music and best of all friendly and gracious people. It was the perfect place to visit and enjoy one another's company.
We arrived on Thursday and spent some time catching up on the rocking chairs out in front of our hotel. On Friday, we went rafting on the Nantahala River. The day was beautiful and we really enjoyed ourselves. We had two groups rafting down the river and no one fell out into the frigid water, and we went injury-free. In the photo above we ended our rafting trip by going over Nantahala falls. Eric, at back, did a great job steering us down the river and the rest, Wilma, Jerry, Judy and I, at front, spent more time enjoying the beautiful scenery along the river than paddling the raft. If you could find a way to warm up the water, which was freezing, it would have been perfect. We all loved it!