Our family has made it a tradition of getting away for a long, Spring Break weekend since the kids were small. Through the years, we have spent time in Washington, D.C.; Williamsburg, VA; Atlanta, GA; and Charleston, SC. For the last two years we have decided to spend a relaxing vacation in the mountains. We also started renting houses being offered by the individual owners of the properties. Having rented like this on several occasions we have had a great experience with the process and properties. Our house this year was in the Lake Lure area on the Broad River. We had a good time fishing (mostly fishing and very little catching) as well as just hanging out by the river. It was fun watching Howie have his first experience at a river. During the weekend we hiked to the bottom of a 400 foot waterfall in Chimney Rock Park. It was also a big birthday weekend for Spencer as he turned 21 while we were on vacation.