Rivers...

... yesterday was a blast.... nothing says "Summer" like watching three young boys playing in a mountain stream....

... yep, I met up with Bou and her boys at their hotel and treated them to a healthy breakfast ala' McDonalds... hey, it was my intention to ensure the crowd was met with nothing but the best all day... so there were cinnamon rolls all around... oh yeah, we started the day off on the right foot...

... once snacks, drinks, boys, and Bou were safely tucked into the Audi, we split for the mountains... and deep into the Cherokee National Forest we drove.. the road we followed hugs itself against the Tellico River as it winds through the forest, so there were plenty of chances to stop for exploring... and explore we did.... from nearly the North Carolina state-line all the way back to Tellico there was hardly a stone left unturned in the search for a crawdad... alas, they failed in their search... but they sure tried hard... and I do believe that Bou would have stroked if they HAD found a mudbug to take home... so I guess it all worked out for the best....

.... we toured the back-roads for a number of hours before finally hitting The Bistro by The River for lunch... and you know, I am continually amazed at how Bou's little gentlemen carry themselves... those kids are going to set well-tanned, long-legged Florida hearts a'fire in a few years... and that is a fact.... just two or three bats of their long eyelashes, and the waitress was putty in their hands...

... planning to hit the local museum fell through as soon as lunch was over though... so we went back up the river to allow for one last-ditch attempt to catch a crawfish instead... and I do believe they would have caught one too, if it weren't for the fact that they got distracted by some baby fishies... again, luckily for all involved, their efforts netted nothing but happiness.... and wet feet... .

... the time ticked by at a faster pace than usual, and I finally had to say my goodbyes in the early afternoon.. I dropped them off at their hotel and wrote down directions on how to get back to civilization... and then we parted...

... take it from me, gentle readers... if you ever get a chance to meet up with Boudicca and her boys, don't let the opportunity pass you by.... you may end up tired as hell when it is over, but you'll have enjoyed a great time.... Bou, you and your family are welcome to visit with me and the Missus any time you wish... consider this an open invitation....

by Eric on July 14, 2006 | Bullshit (8) | TrackBack (0) | Blogging
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Good Lord was I beat last night. As if they don't have enough energy, and you eggin' them on the rest of the way!

I was more worried about that crawdad in your Audi, than I was about it in my mini-van. Hells bells, I've had stuff ferment in my van. It's the asexual Mom-mobile. Your Audi? I'd have had a flippin' heart attack with that river water in your car, along with a crawdad. No doubt that water would have become one with your floor boards and that crawdad would have been flippin' around in a backseat. NO DOUBT.

We had a most excellent time and I cannot thank you enough!

Bullshitted by Bou on July 14, 2006 03:46 PM

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all...

Especially by uncle "Davy Crockett" : )

Bullshitted by Richmond on July 14, 2006 07:52 PM

... it was our pleasure, Bou... y'all come back anytime...

.. and I did, Richmond.... I couldn't find my
'coon skin cap though... but that would have definitely been a nice touch....

Bullshitted by Eric on July 14, 2006 08:06 PM

Sounds like a beaut of a day. I hope Bou is coming to Helen, I want to met as many of y'all as I can :)

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on July 14, 2006 08:57 PM

Man... Damn... I wish I could've been there... One boy's 'bout enough for me, I don't see how she doest it with three...

Well, I do, honestly... She's tough as a lightwood knot...

That's a compliment Bou... in case you were wonderin'..

Bullshitted by RedNeck on July 14, 2006 09:24 PM

Uncle Eric,
Sounds like you showed the boys a good 'ol time.

Bullshitted by Jerry on July 14, 2006 10:17 PM

To bad there's no pics. Would have loved to have seen the magnificient sceneray.

Bullshitted by michele on July 15, 2006 04:24 PM

Aren't they well behaved boys? A credit to Bou's child rearing skills. Had a great time with them, Bou, and her sister Mo. It was a great Saturday night.

Bullshitted by Denny on July 16, 2006 11:04 PM