John Luke and I spent a week at Chestnut Bay Resort on Lake Weiss in Alabama with Josh’s family. Josh was only able to come for the weekend due to work. On Monday I did my follow-up blood work at Lab Corp in Gadsden, Al. While in Gadsden, we all went sight seeing to Noccalula Falls. We toured the park and rode the train. They had a petting zoo where kids could pet the animals such as rabbits, llamas, goats, and deer.
Tuesday we rented a pontoon boat and hung out by the lake kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming. The lake had a beachfront with lawn chairs and a shallow section for the kids. John Luke wasn’t as much into swimming as he was playing in the sand. The lake had a 120 foot water slide the older kids loved.
On Wednesday my mother and sister-n-law had a girl’s day out for lunch and Antique shopping. We found this little cafe called Tewana’s which has been featured in Southern Living. After a couple of bites, we found out why. It was a great day and we enjoyed the kid free shopping. Spoke with the NEDC and my blood work came back good. I am officially released to my Ob/gyn. Yippee!
Thursday we all loaded up and went to Little River Canyon and Lookout Mountain on a road trip. We had lunch in a quant little town called Mentone and did some more shopping.
Friday, John Luke, Pop and I stayed back at the cabin while the rest of the crew went zip-lining in Little River Canyon. That afternoon we did some more kayaking and paddle boarding. I’m a little hooked on paddle boarding and told Josh I want a paddle board for my birthday in September.
We were blessed with beautiful weather. It started sprinkling Saturday, the day we were leaving. It was a jammed pack week, but always good to get to spend time together with family. Here are some pictures from our vacation.