Sunday, June 2, 2013

11 Years

This past weekend we celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary! Thanks to our wonderful sister-in-law and our good friends, we were able to get away for 3 days of peace and quiet. It was amazing. Thursday morning, after dropping all the kids off, we drove up to Blowing Rock, NC.  We had reservations for a little cottage at the Ridgeway Inn. It was perfect. The weather was perfect. It was a perfect weekend. We ate lots of delicious food. Shopped in downtown Blowing Rock and at the Tanger Outlet Mall. And... took a zipline tour. I was terrified, but it ended up being really, really fun. It was the perfect way to spend our anniversary weekend, and I am already dreaming of where might go next year.

 We ate at Kilwin's Ice Cream Shop twice while we were there. It was DELICIOUS. Ben ordered Pistachio and Blueberry Waffle Cone and I ordered Salted Carmel. 
It was the best ice cream I have ever had.

 Aww... we're so cute outside our little cottage.

 We spent a lot of time just walking around Blowing Rock, and stumbled upon Broyhill Park one evening. It was a beautiful park with lots of little trails and a pond in the center.

 Downtown Blowing Rock. There were all kinds of cool shops and great places to eat. The best place we ate at besides Kilwin's was called Coyote Kitchen. I didn't get a picture while we were there, but their food was fantastic.

 This little garden was on the way to downtown from the Ridgeway Inn

 The Ridgeway Inn

 Our Cottage, "Perfect Moments"

 Sky Valley Zip Tours!

We crossed this river multiple times during the zip tour.  It was amazing!

 The swinging bridge over the river. We got a peek at it as we were driving into Sky Valley. We got to walk across this at the end of the zip line tour.
All ready to go! We had two great tour guides. It was a lot of fun!

Look! No Hands!
Cliff jump!!
Trying to look cool...  but too afraid to let go completely!
This was our group! They were all really funny. The youngest girl was 10 and she was terrified. She kept us laughing the whole time. We cliff jumped over this ledge and got to hang out under the rock.

Happy 11 Year Anniversary to US!
Hanging out in the park, waiting for the Shriner's Parade to begin.
Jimmie Johnson!! We wish...

Our last visit to Kilwins... Ohh it was good. 

 It was such a wonderful vacation! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!!