Adventuring with Challenges

Message summary: To make an adventure truly enjoyable, pre-planning is a must for those who have to watch what they eat and drink.

A day doesn’t go by when you don’t hear about someone who has a physical condition that limits what he or she can do or eat. Adventuring adds a new level of challenge when we have to consider and make allowance for this.  Continue reading “Adventuring with Challenges”

Missed & Re-Missed

As our family comes into celebration week, named such due to the number of birthday and anniversary events during this 7-day period, I realized I had missed writing about several outings and was remiss in getting them put together. So here are several brief adventure highlights, comments and tips (making it a really long writing!) without any attraction note summaries but perhaps with some typos 😉 . Continue reading “Missed & Re-Missed”

A Picture is Worth…. Part 2

In an earlier epistle I commented that sometimes a picture could be enhanced by words. I then blithely went on to talk about how to make a picture or combination of pictures speak for themselves without words.

Recently I read an article that repeated the saying “A picture is worth a 1,000 words” and I had an “ah-ha!” moment. And that thought was…”sometimes, not all the time, a picture is literally worth a 1,000 word essay”! Whether the essay is an explanation of its environment and setting, or the feelings and emotions felt and depicted in and through the image, there are times when words will add another layer of color and hue to it.

National Geographic gets this. Guess it was time for me to understand this applies to my personal collection of snapshots.  Continue reading “A Picture is Worth…. Part 2”

Dan Nicholas Park

Some parks are just not created equal. Some are merely swing sets looking for a bit of love. Others have themes that entertain and challenge. And yet there are parks that combine the best of nature, playgrounds and amusement parks. Dan Nicholas Park (https://www.rowancountync.gov/185/Dan-Nicholas-Park) in Salisbury NC is one of the latter parks. Continue reading “Dan Nicholas Park”

A Calvin & Hobbes™ Kind of Day

So a simple day turned into a three-ring circus. It’s almost as if Calvin of “Calvin & Hobbes™” fame used his wonderful box, the “Duplicator,” to clone himself multiple times and set the results here.

The dynamics of play change when you go from one to three young people who have established their personal likes and dislikes of play. The need to step in and “be an adult” becomes a bit tiresome…for both the kids and the “adult” yet there are large portions where play is cooperative (and/or competitive) and the unfolding results are interesting to watch.

So unlike previous posts, this one will be more “story-like” than evaluative. So here we go! Continue reading “A Calvin & Hobbes™ Kind of Day”