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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

North Carolina Trip-- In the Cabin

Last week we had a wonderful reunion with my family in North Carolina. We stayed at a cabin just outside of Bryson City. That area has to be one of the most picturesque places in America. I have kind of fallen in love with the Smokey Mountains.

This is the view we saw every time we drove to and from our cabin.

Here is another scene from over a bridge right by the cabin.

This picture is a close-up view of the white building in the picture above. Doesn't it look like it belongs in a movie?

After a short drive winding up into the mountains, we arrived at the cabin. It was perfect for our family. Lots of bedrooms, a HUGE kitchen table, two refrigerators, and a great room where where danced, played, and watched TV.

One of the first orders of business after we were all gathered was to give my Mom the quilt my sisters and I made for her over Spring Break. It was our Mother's Day present to her, and it was hard to keep a secret this long!

Feeding 20 people breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a week is quite the effort. But the food turned out to be one of the best parts of our reunion. We ate well. Each family was assigned a breakfast, lunch, and dinner so no one was totally overwhelmed. And it worked out well.

Probably the hands-down favorite meal was Audra & Mike's breakfast of crepes with strawberries, nutella, and whip cream. It was so good my Mom & Dad decided to do a repeat later in the week. My mouth still waters every time I think about those crepes.

Playing games was another favorite in-cabin activity. The favorite games this reunion were Werewolves, Bananagrams, and Sequence.

It was hot the week we were up there. (As I'm pretty sure it was everywhere!!) So we gobbled up many a pack of Popsicles. In some ways they became a source of contention, but who can survive a summer without Popsicles?!

Stay tuned for a recap of the fun outings we went on while we were there. It was a week full of adventure!


Jessi said...

you said where where danced instead of where we danced.

From, Lydia

Michelle Pyne said...

Oh, we're so glad you posted these photos! Now we can enjoy that experience again and again and again!