04/12/10 - Fun at the Eno River
I don't know how I could have lived so close to the Eno River for so long without going to see it...the park...but nearly 20 years passed without a visit. It took hearing that there was a grist mill there to bait me in to go. I mapped it out, and it's only about 4 miles from the Museum of Life and Science in Durham where I go with the kids all the time. So, anyway, I took the kids there today. We were all so excited to see West Point Mill especially after touring Yates Mill a few weeks ago. Similar but different. The gentleman running the mill is also a Yates Mill Associate, so I talked with him for a bit. We got to go on the 2nd floor. Lots of wonderful artifacts and a great view of the water wheel and over the park and river from up there.
Quite a lot of poison ivy with fresh oily leaves. I sure hope we avoided it. I worked very hard on that. Talk about something that causes me stress...fear of the itch!
Quite a few people in the river getting their feet wet, so I decided to risk letting the kids get their feet wet too. Let's just say that they had a good time and I got to let the boys make use of the spare clothes in the car and leave it at that:-) In the center picture in the collage, you can't really tell, but both boys are soaked. Madi thankfully is dry.
Some of you may remember the vertigo pedestrian bridge shot that James Hill posted last year. The picture on the lower left is of the same bridge. I finally understand his photo! That is one neat bridge just filled with photo ops!
Wonderful landscape views. I took some bracketed photos and converted a few to HDR although I'm not sure f there's a big improvement on those particular shots.
A very fun time, and I have no doubt we'll go back.
Monday mornings are so stressful on normal weeks, and with so many extra tasks to do this week, it's feeling particularly stressed. I'm just trying to take one day and one task at a time.
When I spoke to Dad yesterday, he sounded good. His doctor said he may be able to go to rehab later in the week. The folks at rehab can address his ability to go back home and work with him toward that goal.
The new album with the West Point Mill photos is still uploading. I'll feature it later today.