Saturday, August 21, 2010

On the Lake

We made it to the mountains safely after an uneventful trip.  The B&B where we're staying is quite nice and we like our room.  We hiked a little bit in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and saw three waterfalls.  It's nice when you don't have to hike for hours to get to them.  We also scouted out the tubing options, of which we may avail ourselves today.

The highlight of the day was our kayaking trip on Fontana Lake.  This is a lake courtesy of the TVA and Fontana Dam.  The water levels are a bit lower than normal because of extra demand for electricity as well as the need to fill downstream rivers.  Nevertheless, there was plenty of water for us.  We decided that we like the kayaks.  We had an older guide named "Sarge" who was of course extremely friendly and helpful.  It was also nice that it was just the three of us rather than a big group.

The weather today is a bit foreboding, so we are going to have to play it by ear or just take a chance.  No matter what, we have reservations for a nice dinner tonight.  And there are worse things than being stuck in a nice B&B.