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”

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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Fishing, Part 2: an Adventure in Persistence

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.

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