Pictures from Nantahala River

We would like to show all of our great pictures from our adventure yesterday to the Nantahala River.  Yep, because it was so warm, we decided to do something we only do in the spring and fall which is go play in the Natahala River.  We splashed around in the water, watched some brave kayakers (it was not THAT warm – brrr), and spoke to lots of people walking around.  And while we were there, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad pulled in and stopped to let its passengers wander around.  So even more people admired us.

Yeah, we would really like to show you all of the great pictures we took.  No, our hu-dad did not forget his camera.  It was around his neck the entire time.  But, somehow, he did not take a single picture.  Something about the fear of us pulling him into the river if he did not concentrate.  Groan.  We were in the river up to our bellies, so what was he worried about?

We even passed a sign that said Cheoah Work Camp and our hu-dad thought it would be funny to get a picture of Cheoah in front of that sign.  Yeah, he thought about it five miles after we passed the sign.  (Cheoah is a Cherokee word for Otter and Cheoah is one of the ranger districts in the Nantahala National Forest which shares a border with the Cherokee Reservation)

Sigh.  It is so hard to find good human help.

So this will have to suffice.  A picture of Cheoah and Rusty beside a tree at the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest:

Kilmer Tree

That’s a big tree.  But showing all his usual respect for nature, guess what Rusty did next?


  1. Dannan & The Girl on February 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Ha, The Girl carries around her camera all the time and doesn’t take pictures – at least your Dad had an excuse (even if it was a bad one!), BOL!

    That is one HUGE tree – did you have enough pee, Rusty? Wroo!

    I am putting comments about lots of posts here, since The Girl is lazy.

    The view from your front porch (previous post) is amazing! We really loved the picture and story about Nikita and Natasha. What a great bond they must have had! And look at Cheoah on the treadmill! That is so pawsome – but don’t get any ideas, Girlie!

    And it is so good to hear that you have good Sibe weather – hope it stays cool!

    Brown dog kisses,

  2. Steve & Kat on February 8, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I guess you’ll just have to go back there again so your dad can actually take pictures!


  3. Sitka and Cornelia Marie on February 8, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I can not believe you all went on such a COOL trip and NO CAMERA! Sigh. I mean, why can’t they glue that darn thing to themselves like they do when we are lounging around the house??? Glad you all had fun!

  4. Princess Eva on February 8, 2009 at 11:04 am

    My parents do that all the time. But maybe because that is because we only go to the same places all the time- no cool forests or oceans around here.

    Princess Eva

  5. the Army of Four on February 8, 2009 at 10:49 am

    We can’t believe your dad didn’t take those pictures! Honestly, bipeds are sooooooo cautious sometimes! Isn’t it crazy!?!?
    Thank being said, that is the BIGGEST tree I’ve ever seen. I hope you guys marked it really well!
    Play bows,

  6. Khyra on February 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Boys will be boys!

    I will have to use my vivid imagination to pikhture woo in the river….wait….

    WOW! Did woo all look grrrrrrrrrreat!


  7. Princess on February 8, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Its only a little water claiming it as his, besides at least he didn’t try and dig it up and bring it home!!!! Woo woo!!!

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