Fourth of July Park

Analise, our granddaughter, had an exciting morning at her school, Triad Baptist Christian Academy, participating in Field Day. Playing outside all morning on a sunny Carolina day would normally tire out anyone, but this young lady wanted to join her friends and cousins for lunch and more play at the Fourth of July Park in Kernersville, NC. Of course, all of the other kids were boys leaving Analise the center of attention during the entire playtime. Continue reading “Fourth of July Park”

Marbles Kids Museum

Visiting the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, we decided to take the boys to the Marbles Kids Museum for the morning.

Parking was found along the streets and in parking decks but street parking was hard to come by so the parking deck was used. Cost for parking (note: these prices are subject to change and availability) was $2/hour or $12/day. Walk from the closest parking deck was no issue and soon we walked through the doors of the Marbles Kids Museum.

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Egad! Part 2 Lessons and Notes

Lessons Learned

Here’s the Egad! moment: I am going to just write down a rather lengthy list with some explanations and leave it at that. If I were forced to make a single suggestion it would be make a visit by yourself before taking the kids (or read the articles about the Bullhole more closely than I did) so you can make a mental checklist of what you want to do there, what “stuff” you feel you may need, and how long you will want to stay (set expectations). Having said that as we were leaving two large parties (6-10 people each) made their way down to the riverbank carrying coolers, blankets, life vests for the younger kids, and an array of chairs – they had obviously been there before and knew what to do and bring. Continue reading “Egad! Part 2 Lessons and Notes”

Egad! Part 1 The Adventures

So today provided much food for thought and a realization that no matter how much you plan for an adventure, something will invariably be left out. The exploration today involved visiting two new places, The Bullhole River Park in Woodleaf NC and Hot Diggity Dogs and Ice Cream in Cooleemee NC and one place we’ve been to before, The Village Point Lake in Clemmons NC. Because of the multiple adventures, this blog will be a tad longer than others…and is split into two postings: one this rendition and one covering Lessons and Attraction Notes.

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“Vision Boarding” and Indoor Badminton

You would think with gorgeous blue Carolina skies and temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s it would be ripe time for outdoor playtime…and you would be right. However due to car travel time, errand running, and free zoo (aka petstore) visiting, our time together was a bit shorter and other evening activities (Tae Kwon Do, Bee-Late Egg Hunt et al) would call on gkids to be awake to participate. Therefore indoor play today.

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Get Sick…prelude to a Busy Week! Part 1

Subtitle: Day 1 “Parks”

Well, I managed to succumb to the spring flu season this year and shared it with my wife (such a giving husband!). This delayed, postponed and cancelled any adventures with the grandsons and sadly cancelled my participation in a birthday celebration put together by my granddaughter. Dang!

To start to make up for it the grandsons went on several adventures, which I am initially writing as one blog post but will actually publish it as two posts breaking it in half based on each days’ activities. See the Attraction Notes for relevant event reviews (layout changed based on feedback – let me know whether this change is helpful). Continue reading “Get Sick…prelude to a Busy Week! Part 1”

Upon the Advent of Your Day of Birth

Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/Pexels-2286921/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=1835449">Pexels</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=1835449">Pixabay</a>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”