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time keeps on ticking

“Sed fugit interea, fugit inreparabile tempus”

(Time meanwhile flies, never to return)

Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro)

I mean, seriously, where does the time go? The minute school ended for the year and summer vacation officially veiled us it seems that no time has, nor will it, slow down. Although time has been filled with whitewater, bike riding, birthday parties, firefly chasing, and presence of good company we find ourselves at the end of each day thankful for the time while wondering where it went!!

I hope you are noshing on happy, juicy summer fruits and rich vegetables. Picking the clover to make necklaces. Playing kick ball or frisbee golf in the yard. Teasing the pups. Sipping sweet tea. Laughing with your loved ones, family and friends a like. All the while ignoring the big project you’ve been plotting all spring. Knowing that you will probably get to it tomorrow. Today, playing with the kid is more important!

Click on the photos below for links for some of the things we’ve done so far this summer!

Sky High Trampoline Sports

Seriously fun jumping and crazy tips for a cardio workout!!


US National Whitewater Center

(also known by us kayakers as the Whitewater Park even though there are tons more activities available at the center!)

(RCB watching our friend Jason Put in. She thinks the river is as good as chocolate cake. Loves it! She thinks Mr. jason is pretty darn cool too!)

Wherever you are, I hope your plate is full of sunshine, joy and happiness!




fly like an eagle

Remember this? Well, I had a similar experience this weekend, except my husband and two of our friends were there to witness it. WE saw an Eagle! The four of us went for a friday afternoon, knock off of work and paddle down the French Broad sec 9. A great way to start the weekend and shed any frustration from the week!

We were slowly floating just above a rapid called The Maze when suddenly MRB, in a clear calm voice, said “There is an Eagle. Looks, there is an Eagle.” After about 3 times of him saying it we caught sight of the magnificent, clear as day white headed bird. This is no mistake my friends! We have a resident Eagle at our local river.

Mind you, we are not located in the wide open spaces of Colorado or the PNW. We are in North Carolina. The southeast. This is a luxury and something to admire!

No, no photos. We were so still, and stunned by its flight that we bypassed technology and breathed in the moment.