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Weekend at Home

Elk River, Alabama

Kevin’s got a new work schedule, and I now get him all to myself every other Friday. Glorious! I’m totally enjoying lounging around today and starting our weekend early. :)

Elk River, Alabama

We’ve been on the move a lot this summer (last weekend we were in Chicago) but a few weeks ago we stayed close to home and took off deep into the woods of Alabama to the Elk River.

Elk River, Alabama

Dirt roads! A common site. All adventures in the south begin with a dirt road. Miley & Howie know when we get on a dirt road that something exciting is about to happen.

Elk River, Alabama

I was in serious need of some sun. And water. And sitting on my behind for 6 hours straight.

Elk River, Alabama

With plenty of space to stash ice-cold drinks, snacks, and maybe even a cell phone (if I can find a signal out here), a kayak is basically a recliner on water, right? I think so.

It could probably use a little more cushion in the seat department, though.

Elk River, Alabama

We met up with some sweet friends for the day. When you’re floating down an 8-mile stretch of a river in the Middle of Nowhere, Alabama, it’s important to have girlfriends you can talk beauty products with. They lent me a hairbrush after this pic. True friends.

Elk River, Alabama

Goodness gracious, the Elk River was gorgeous.

Elk River, Alabama

The water was so icy cold…

Elk River, Alabama

We saw cows.

Elk River, Alabama

And waterfalls.

Elk River, Alabama

And this creaky old bridge, that we all dared each other to walk across. Until we saw a four-wheeler drive over it.

Elk River, Alabama

Howie, the navigator.

Elk River, Alabama

Eventually he got a little squirmy in my, shall we say, less than spacious kayak. He needed more room for his little chunky sausage legs.

Elk River, Alabama

Howie! He completely and totally kicked Stephanie out of her kayak.

Elk River, Alabama

Here come my babes.

Elk River, Alabama

Kevin once introduced himself as “Kevin, from kevinandamanda.com.”

Then he added “Amanda’s husband.”

You know. To clarify.

Elk River, Alabama

We used the self-timer for this pic.

Just kidding! ;)

See you next week!! :)