It looked like we might get rained out for a second time when I woke up and looked out the window. Gray skies and dark clouds were hanging above, but there were patches of light shining through giving hope for the day. Our original Jordan Lake boat trip was scheduled for May 11, but the skies opened up instead, and we got some help filling the lake. As the time to load the bus approached, the sun came out and the beautiful Carolina blue sky appeared. There were nine adventurous residents plus Jody Hite, Activities Specialist, and myself. We grabbed our boxed lunches, cooler and sunscreen and hopped on the bus.
When we arrived, handsome “Captain Don” was there to greet us and direct us to his pontoon boat. Captain Don is chock full of information about Jordan Lake; he is an excellent tour guide. He gives the full history of the creation of Jordan Lake, its original purpose and its many purposes today. He pointed out ospreys, cormorants and blue herons, and we were lucky enough to spot several bald eagles. It turned out to be a perfect day for the boat ride. Though it was warm, when we got moving, the breeze off the lake helped to keep us cool. When we got to the other side of the lake, we stopped and pulled out our lunches and had some of Don’s wife’s famous dip and chips. Our bellies and minds were full as we arrived safely back at port and headed home to Carolina Meadows. It was a beautiful, interesting and relaxing day for all.
Kris Snyder Activities Director