"I will sing glory in the lowest.........
.......and I will sing peace, to the people I meet."
That's the Bright Eyes line I can't get out of my head right now. I adore that group. Gutsy, talented, independent and anti-Bush, what could be better?:)
We spent a big chunk of the day meeting with our local homeschooling group, most of that time was spent outdoors in all this amazing sunshine and warm weather we're getting. Markus stayed home to continue outdoor efforts in spite of the damaged thumb.
Later on, we met Diana, Loren and Galen up at their house in Erwin (which is a most amazing little town except for the close mindedness) and drove up into the Cherokee National Forest. We'd planned to get a view up at "Beauty Spot" (on Unaka mountain) but it was closed at the base. We meandered down the mountain to a campground on Rock Creek, complete with a manmade waterhole which the kids promptly began mucking about and splashing in, despite the cold mountain water temps. It's definitely on our list of places to camp next month!
There was a small sand area next to the waterhole. My kids were unimpressed...how could they not be after living near Pensacola Beach? But I just kept thinking "yeah, but where in Pensacola do you have a mountain framing the view?? It was beautiful up there.
Back to work tomorrow...sigh. Photos were taken by Diana.