We got settled at our site (37) and chatted a bit with Julie (campground host). She has a million stories to tell and is a real hoot! Dan and I noticed some firewood at an empty campsite and the two of us plus Julie went over to snag it. About an hour later, we were walking around the campground and Julie rolls up on her golf cart. "Um - hate to tell you guys this but I had a report from a camper that he had left his firewood at his campsite and then left to go get his tent and supplies and when he came back, the firewood was gone!
Just play dumb and keep mum!" But, being the good citizens that we are, we went over to the other camper and fessed up. Julie ended up returning her pieces too. The camper was really cool about it and actually told us to keep some of the wood. It was quite funny and we got a chuckle out of it!.
The weather was gorgeous on Thursday and we took the kayak out on the White Oak River. It was a nice paddle/troll and we enjoyed soaking up the sun.
|Love this picture! All of the birds taking flight as we approached!|
|One lone bird left!|
|Swansboro in the distance.|
|Abandoned house on this island.|
|Jay, Barbara, Dan, Cathy, Bruce, and Ashleigh (Brandon and Amanda had not yet arrived!)|
|Me and my Dad|
|Ashleigh and her Nana acting cool.|
|I got a Kindle!|
|2nd surprise of the night!|
|Happy 75th Birthday Mom|
|What do you get when a crab eats cake?|
|Brandon (cheesy grin!) and DIL Amanda - check out those plates of cake and ice cream.|
|Ashleigh is teaching everyone the cool face and signs!|
|Is the guy in this picture Amanda's husband or one of her 4th grade students?!!|
|Me and the "kids"!|
|Me and the sissy girls!|