The ultimate adventure is of course being born. It is the start of a perilous journey for new parents both prior to and after birth. In so many ways it is truly “an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks” (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adventure) to relationships, health, careers, finances, and emotions. Continue reading “Upon the Advent of Your Day of Birth”
When there is only a short bit of time to “play” or the weather is preventing outside explorations, indoor experiments and adventures come in handy. Here are three short activities we tried and the thumbs up-down rating by grandsons, Isai
ah and Jeremiah.
Tanglewood Park located in Clemmons NC became our second spot to try to catch “the big one.” Located near the Yadkin River, we approached the entry gate to find out the rules about fishing in the park. With the kids age…and my age…it cost 75 cents to buy a pass to fish the whole day at the two lakes in the park: Mallard and Skilpot. So off we went to start our adventure at the bigger of the two, Mallard Lake.
Fishing itself is an adventure. Add two boys (4 and 7 year old) and the adventure just gets….better? Well, it depends on the fishing lake or creek, the weather, the bites on the fishing line, the bugs and the hopeful catches.
There are times when the boys and I want to see a bit of land, air and sea so we wander over to the Greensboro Science Center. After we paid for admission (Science Center only not additional activities like Skywild) we entered the building and tossed our entrance tokens into the charity of our choice. Then the adventure began with migrating to the sea side (Aquarium) of the center.
The opportunity arose to go with my granddaughter, Analise, to the Greensboro Children’s Museum so of course I said “YES!” Little did I realize this would be an adventure into the world of distractions.
I recently came across a mention of the TRACK Trail adventures. It sounded intriguing so I continued my on-line journey to the kidsinparks.com website and read a bit about it. The whole point is to get kids back outside to enjoy and discover the wonders of nature. It sounded good to me so I created yet-another-online-login-account (side note: abbreviated yaola…I’m going to use this term whenever any on-line request comes across to create yaola). Continue reading “First TRACK Trail Adventure – Lake Daniel Park Greensboro”
A feeling of claustrophobia and cabin fever begins to rise as one weeks’ worth of rain turns into two then three. What to do with two adventurous grandkids?
Okay, if you are a very neat person who becomes squeamish at the thought of open paint jars inside your house then you may not want to venture any further. Painting, like so many things, can be a skilled, learned, and practiced form of artistic expression, or it can be a free-for-all fling of wildly matched and mixed colors with no thought to drawing anything that resembles…well, anything.
At the zoo it is easy to make kids think in new ways and discover alternate or funny meanings in the simplest settings. Yes, there is the serious side of learning about nature, animals, climates, and so on but there are times to teach, kid around, and just have fun as well.