Today we woke up to an oil filled breakfast.
Every item consumed this morning was deep fried in vegetable oil.
Did that stop anyone from eating? Certainly not.

Directly following this artery clogging breakfast,
we decided to begin our journey to Grandfather Mountain.

My mom, dad, Ruben, and myself decided to hike up to the top.
Pete drove up because his gout was acting up.

We eventually made it to the top. It was beautiful. Totally worth the hike.
I must admit, I was a little scared that I would fall off the mountain at any moment. By the end of our adventure, we were all sunburned.

After Grandfather Mountain, we went trout fishing.
We were determined to have Ruben catch his first fish.
Not only did he catch his first fish, but it was 6 lbs.
We ate half of it for dinner. Yes, only half for 5 people.
That's how big it was.

We then went back to the apartment to relax a little before dinner.
Ruben, Pete, and I sat on the balcony while indulging in some strawberries and cool whip. Delicious.

We ate dinner and then decided to go rent a movie.
We did not end up renting a movie.
We did, however, make a pit stop at McDonald's after stopping by this super cute coffee shop only to find that it was closed. Closed at 6:42pm when the sign on the door clearly stated Open 7am-7pm. No where on the door did it mention that on Sunday's they would be closed at 6:42pm.

While waiting at the drive-thru window for our Mocha frappe's, we had quite an experience. Before the man handed us our drinks he asked us what we ordered in an accent that was almost impossible to understand. Ruben politely responded and the man continued to ask questions after which he immediately said "what if I really had that accent" in perfect English. It was hilarious. We could not stop laughing.

When he saw how much we enjoyed his joke, he offered us a free drink and continued to speak to his fellow employees with this accent. It was definitely the best McDonald's experience I have ever had.

After our not so disappointing drive down the mountain, we headed back up to watch the Lost Finale. I have seen a total of 2 episodes in my lifetime. I do not understand how it got to be so big. Nonetheless, I am glad it's over.

Tomorrow we are driving back to Chicago.
We were planning to pit stop for lunch with Josh and Persida, but I don't think it's going to end up working out. I was looking forward to seeing them. Maybe next time.

I am going to post pictures in the next post.

I wish you all a fabulous Monday.

I'll see you there, or I'll see you on another time.


  1. Haha! I'm a big fan of the McD's drive thru guy! He knows how to have fun at work. And also, I hiked a mountain on saturday and we all got sunburned too! cool! It seems like you guys are having a great weekend...I'm so glad!

  2. ...."I don't know what that means, that's really confusing. Are you going to meet me there or not?".....LOVE!