The last trip

The Crew met up at VML over Memorial Day week to get our last outdoor adventure fix before summer fully set in. Here's what our schedule looked like...

5/24 - Ten hour drive up from Florida for Shannon and I, seven hours down from Virginia for Mark and Joy

New deck furniture - Two rocking chairs, one small table, four adirondack chairs, and a large table

5/25 - Breakfast at Ma & Pa's, grocery shopping for the week at Ingles, taking delivery of and putting together the new deck furniture (it's awesome, btw), unpacking gear, settling in, and then dinner at Shadow's cabin in the evening





Shannon and her horse Nugget

5/26 - Horseback riding at Mustang Alley in the morning, complete deck furniture assembly, then have Shadow, Gail, and Hannah over to VML for dinner to return the favor






Rafting on the French Broad River

5/27 - Nine mile whitewater rafting trip on the French Broad with our friend Amos, an hour in the tubs at Hot Springs Resort, and dinner at the Iron Horse





Joy hanging on a wire at Navitat

5/28 - Navitat zipline tour from 9 am to 1 pm, lunch at Smoky Mountain Diner, then load up our gear and hit the AT in the afternoon for an overnight backpacking trip





Mark, Shannon, & Joy at Little Laurel Shelter on the Appalachian Trail

5/29 - Up early to cook breakfast and pack up camp, hike 5 miles back to VML, soak our barking dogs in the creek out front, spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the cabin, then cook hot dogs and marshmallows on sticks over the fire pit for dinner






5/30 - The girls leave us guys to our own devices, the rest is CLASSIFIED...

Man, what a great trip.  If you've got a hankerin' for some adventure, come visit VML!