Mom's sister came down from New Hampshire last week for a couple of days, and mom and dad showed her a few of their favorite local joys. They hiked at Chimney Rock State Park, then made their way over to Pisgah National Forest for a few zips down Sliding Rock. If you remember from an earlier post, dad's son was the only one to brave the cold water there in April, but mom and dad decided to take the plunge this time.
|Mom (in front) and her sis slip sliding away|
Though the pool at the bottom was a bit nippy the air was warm, so it wasn't too bad.
Mom and dad had planned a road trip up to New England in April of 2020, but as with many other folks found they had to scrap their travel plans at that time. Ordinarily, during this visit north they'd grab a vat of maple syrup for dad, and mom's sister didn't disappoint when she lugged in from her car a gallon of syrup, a bag of maple flavored coffee and a sampling of local (to her) brews.
|The beer's for both mom and dad to enjoy, but the coffee and syrup are ALL his|
Dad was like a child on Christmas morning, though mom and I aren't sure which of the treats he was salivating over the most.
Their visit was brief but fun, and things returned to our normal quiet once they said their goodbyes and dad got back to work. Me and mom are taking bets on how long the syrup will last. Sure, it's a gallon, but you don't see how much dad uses. Mom typically sets up dad's morning lifeblood maker so she measures out the coffee, but we're pretty sure that beer won't be taking up fridge space for very long.