Escaping Hanna

We retreated to the mountains to avoid Hanna. Well, really, we had planned to go to the mountains this weekend anyway.. but when Hanna decided to make a path for our state, we watched to see how much of a nuisance she was going to be. When it was clear she was simply bringing rain to our area, we decided to go through with our plans.

So while we got 5-7 inches of rain, depending on whose rain gauge you believe (ours in the front is filled at 5, which it was, and our electronic one sometimes cannot keep up with the rain, and it says 4… others corroborate the 5 plus inches theory) we were safely here:

Safe behind this cute door, snug in a log cabin...
Safe behind this cute door, snug in a log cabin...

We arrived Friday, leaving as the rain began to come to our home, and driving out of it  for most of the trip. It was cloudy and drizzly off and on that night, but the rest of the weekend was delightful. So while the pond at home filled to the brim, and overflowed the dam into the spillway… we were here on the New River.

Old log cabin, comfortably modernized inside.
Old log cabin, comfortably modernized inside.
Bottom of the river.. so clear. I kayaked with an otter, and watched the fish swim by...
Bottom of the river.. so clear. I kayaked with an otter, and watched the fish swim by...
Clear and blue and beautiful on Sunday morning.
Clear and blue and beautiful on Sunday morning.

We returned home much refreshed by mountain air, canoeing and kayaking, long walks finding early chestnuts and acorns.. and now we scramble to get ready for the busy week ahead. But the escape was so lovely and worth it.

Hope your weekend was just as refreshing!

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3 thoughts on “Escaping Hanna

  1. Glad you were able to get away for the weekend. It looks like a lovely place to escape to, plus the beautiful weather. We discovered the New River on a trip to West Virginia a few years ago.

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