Lake Powhatan (August 13)

The first part of our journey led us over some semi-familiar territory, heading back to Asheville, NC to visit the Biltmore Estate. We decided to camp at nearby Lake Powhatan for some splashing and playing good fun. A wood-fired pizza-place on the way provided a pizza-in-the-woods deluxe dining experience!

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 Followed by lake-time! The sun was hot and the water was cool…

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The mica-schist stone that was common in the area made sparkling sand and sparkling water…

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And sparkling toes!

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And there was the forest to explore, where there was a new rainbow of mushrooms to discover!

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There was even time to build a swing…

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…before everyone crashed, as soon as their heads hit the pillows, even though it was still light outside 🙂

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As darkness fell, the cicadas began to sing. Oh, the cicadas. They were so loud, I was kind of astonished…And while they kept me awake, I reminded myself that I was grateful that they drowned out the noises of some of our neighbors, who were drinking and growing ever-louder, long into the evening. It was, after all, Saturday night!

 

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