Ok so it wasn't too bad. My MIL put in a garden this year, so at least we had a salad. It was all Buttercrisp lettuce, but it was a fresh picked salad. It was a relaxing and beautiful mini vacation. I laid in the hammock under trees and watched the river and read a book. We canoed down the Little Kanawa and saw the most amazing sight I have ever seen.
They were everywhere. There had to be hundreds of them. It was just amazing to sit in the canoe just a few feet away while hundreds of butterflies filled the air around us.
So it was well worth the trip. We came back happy and relaxed and ready to go back to work on the garden.