Fairway Forest at Sapphire Valley, North Carolina 11/02/2013

NOVEMBER 2, 2013 (Saturday)

 

The bed is really soft, almost like the one we left in Prunedale. We all slept in until almost 10:00 AM. When we did get up, I fixed Michael eggs, sausage and orange juice. Lexi only wanted the sausage. She made some eggs and bacon later on.

Around 12:00 PM, Lexi talked me into going to the local humane society, right down the road. They seem to treat the dogs well and they had a bunch of puppies. We got our animal fix in for awhile. Was nice seeing and smelling the animals. When we left it was raining. Looks like it will be overcast most of the day.

Edie and Lex off to get a dog and cat fix at the nearby Humane Society.

Edie and Lex off to get a dog and cat fix at the nearby Humane Society.

The Cat room.

The Cat room.

Cats seemed pretty happy.  It is a nice shelter.

Cats seemed pretty happy. It is a nice shelter.

Sweet dog, sure hope she finds a good home.

Sweet dog, sure hope she finds a good home.

Healthy puppies.

Healthy puppies.

I think she is Snapchatting.

I think she is snapchatting.

Ahhh, the sights, sounds and smells of puppies.

Ahhh, the sights, sounds and smells of puppies.

Michael spent all morning working. He worked on the blog, on the bills, and other little things he wanted to catch up on. When he was done working, we went to the Rec Center, about two miles down the road. It’s quite nice and has a ton to do. There was an indoor arcade where Lexi and I tried doing the dance, dance revolution thing. We both were awful at it. They have an indoor pool and spa, a nice locker room, ping pong, pool, a tanning bed area, a game area, a computer area, a mini golf area outside. Lots to do if you want.

Nice Creek and playgrounds at the resort community center.

Nice creek and playgrounds at the resort community center.

I am fascinated by the way you can see how the cold has settled on the tree and burned the outer top most leaves, leaving the inner most still green.

I am fascinated by the way you can see how the cold has settled on the tree and burned the outer top most leaves, leaving the inner most still green.

This one deserved it's own photo.

This one deserved its own photo.

A large spider for November 2!

A large spider for November 2!

The resort recreation center.

The resort recreation center.

Indoor pool.

Indoor pool.

One of two hot tubs.

One of two hot tubs.

A law created of necessity.

A law created of necessity.

 

Nice big workout area with lots of machines.

Nice big workout area with lots of machines.

Everything a guy needs to hurt himself.

Everything a guy needs to hurt himself.

 

Lex got stuck in the arcade.

Lex got stuck in the arcade.

Edie practicing for her River Dance audition.

Edie practicing for her River Dance audition.

The resort calls this hillbilly miniature golf.

The resort calls this hillbilly miniature golf.

 

Pool and ping pong.

Pool and ping pong.

 

We will not partake of this one.

We will not partake of this one.

They also have where you pay inside for a bucket of gems and then you go outside to a special mining area to dig for the gems. Was fun and we found a bunch of gems. Not quite sure what they are as the paper that was given to us doesn’t look much like any of the gems we found. We’ll figure it out I’m sure. Was fun though.

Gem hunters hard at work.

Gem hunters hard at work.

$10 bucket of dirt and gems and semi-precious stones.(probably worth $2.)

$10 bucket of dirt and gems and semi-precious stones.(probably worth $2.)

Edie's pretty rocks.

Edie’s pretty rocks.

Lexi has gone to the store to get some wine and some apple sauce. I’m making pork chops, beans, apple sauce for dinner – with the wine, of course.

That was our day. Hope yours was grand!

 

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