derek’s parents invited us up to blue ridge village for a labor day weekend in the mountains. it was good timing, because isaac’s first week of school was a little rough. for him and me. and, we didn’t accomplish as many items from our summer to do list as i had hoped, and this little excursion would cover a few…
warning. picture overload.
we picked up ike from school on friday and headed straight to banner elk. the grandparents were already there and we just hung around blue ridge village for the night.
on saturday, we headed out to tweetsie railroad. i had bought tickets in june, for when thomas the train was there, but we were rained out. the weather was iffy this time, but we went anyways…
we also drove some fun little race cars, but i couldn’t get good pics. anna was a horrible steerer. just an fyi for 13 years from now.
then. it got exciting. there were some raindrops. and the forecast looked bad. and we were planning on a late lunch with derek’s parents. so we headed to the chairlift. just as i was seated with anna, lightning struck and they announced that the chairlift was closed and i was the last car. close one. about 20 yards from the bottom, the rain really started coming down. derek returned the stroller and went to the car. i dragged the kids through the park in the rain. and met him at the entrance. and off to lunch we went.
on sunday, we went to the outlets for a bit, and i bought some stuff for the baby. specifically, a “baby’s first christmas” outfit. duh. and then we went to the mast general store. the kids were grumps.
derek’s parents watched the kids while derek and i went out for a fancy date in the mountains. we went to jackelope’s view. it had a lot of folks way more dressed up than us. and a great view. if it wasn’t slightly cloudy and overcast. :). and mostly delicious food. and a super nice waiter.
that’s pretty much the end. we rolled out sunday around noon or so. and back to real life.