We had a nice holiday in the mountains of North Carolina. The girls thrive in nature, running in open fields, discovering critters under rocks, spending time with Grandmom, and hiking in the deep, deep woods.
During our hike on the Appalachian Trail we saw many interesting mushrooms in a variety of colors, snails, and wildflowers. We also went ruby mining! The girls received a "salted" bucket that contained special colored gems, while Buzz used a "native" bucket and found a 1 carat ruby (in raw form.)
Olive spent many hours looking at her new rock collection. We also caught 3- 2/1/2 pound rainbow trout from a stocked pond...they were jumping to get out of that place! On the way home we spend time with friends in Atlanta, GA and watched fireworks.
We were all happy to be home, which I think, is a sign of a good vacation!