But, today, I got to hang out with some big kids who were charming and funny and polite and didn't even have a phone with them! What? Did you even know that 18 and 20 year olds could go out of the house without their phones? I know, right?
I met these two at church on Sunday. They are here visiting my friend Doris, who is their grandma, but she works, so I volunteered for my best friend, Stevie and I, to entertain them for a day...and they were good with hanging out with two old farts that they didn't know at all. That should have alerted me that things would be fine....
So, off we went up the mountain to Blackwater Falls State Park and Siriani's Pizza.
They ooohed and aaaaahed at all the right scenic places on the drive.
They thought the pizza was yummy.
They thought the deer were adorable...the snake not so much!
I'm telling you, these two are keepers!
Here are a few pictures:
See? Aren't they cute?
Blackwater Falls....black water due to tannin in the stream.
Oh, cute kids and the falls!
Falls with nice big joe pie weed...I think.
The gorge at the bottom of it all...
...from way up here on top where none of us really wanted to be for very long.
Cool stacked rock garden.
Really cool. I want to build some.
Stevie and the kids being brave.
Kassaundra trying to hold up one of the windmills.
Sorry. I hope Kris's turned out better. :-)
I LOVE these windmills and the gentle swoosh they make.
It was kind of trying to storm a little bit, so Kris and Kassaundra ran
up around the corner and Kris took this one.
With the little storminess, the mist began to rise from the valley.
So pretty. Kassaundra took these out her window.
I had a great day with kids who are going to make a difference in their world...a difference for good. Kassaundra wants to be a teacher and Kris wants to study criminal justice.
Stevie and I can rest.
I feel better about the world just knowing they are coming along behind me.
Thanks, Doris, for sharing them with us for the day.