Oct 20, 2008

Sky Valley, Georgia

We went up into the Appalachian mountains with our buddy Patrick and some friends for a long weekend. It was a great time. As much as we love boating, the change of scene was a welcome one. The campfires, cold air, trees and changing leaves reminded me of home.

The photographs below are a chronicle of our high altitude adventures:

Way down yonder on the....
Never knew how much that muddy water meant to me!

They don't call them the smoky mountains for nothing

I don't recall what this place was called, but it was cool:

On the plate is a "southern chili dog" A hotdog in a bun, buried in chili, topped with cheese, oyster crackers, ketchup and mustard. Eat it with a fork and spoon.

The view from the porch:She thinks my tractors sexy.

LeeAnn and Patrick... you can clearly see, are holding up the waterfall.

Galley Rebuild (almost complete)

This has been a seven month process. All the work has been in two chunks. The bulk of the work was done in March 2008. It wasn't until October 2008 that I completed the laminate counter top, and it might be another 6 months before I complete the last few finishing touches. There are other things that are more pressing that need completing.

Overall I'm really happy with how the rebuild has gone. It's turned out better than I'd hoped. Although I owe a lot of that to borrowed tools and generous help and advice from various boaters whose knowledge and skill far exceed my own!

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