“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is amazing how I can go through a year being busy, being frustrated, being excited, being tired…and not take a moment to sit quietly and express any gratitude for the time I share with others. Continue reading “Adventure Gratitude Moment”
It’s been a few weeks since my last writing. Life has a way of interrupting the best of intentions. Between illnesses, hospital visits, trips, travails, time with friends & family, and other events, time slipped away between posts. I have started a couple but they are waiting for my “final” thoughts to wrap them up…that or no thoughts and a full closure (hmmm, another life metaphor?).
So today is a note about “keep moving” (an active version of “don’t stop moving”) and a short write-up on one of the days’ activities. Continue reading “Don’t Stop Moving”
The thermometer read over 90 dF so what was the brilliant plan for an adventure day? Miniature golf, of course! Out under the blazing blue sky of North Carolina sans any wind is perfect for standing still and just putting a round or two of golf, right? Continue reading “Landing in Adventure”
This was a busy week. We managed to enact a bunch of verbs: climbing, fishing, casting, spinning, swinging, acting, singing, dancing, playing, riding, casting and teaching to mention a few. Continue reading “The Verbs”
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”
Rising early this morning, I was getting ready to start writing …about what I was not sure. With my coffee in hand and computer in lap it occurred to me that I had not written about our most recent adventure! And I bet you cannot guess from the title what that adventure entailed.
Continue reading “Ziplining with Kids”
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”
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”
Bike riding can be fun and no matter the age, and re-discovering or discovering for the first time the joy of pedaling can be exhilarating.
So local pedal paths are predominately paved (see what I did there?). We (Gmama and I) have pedaled a few spots both by ourselves and with our gkids. So here are some highlights: Continue reading “Biking Around”
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”