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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“Just the facts, ma’am”

There is a strong belief that the phrase “Just the facts, ma’am” originated on a radio then television program called “Dragnet.” The program was authored and starred Jack Webb  and though the quote sounds to be something his “Joe Friday” character would espouse, it is actually not from the show. Continue reading ““Just the facts, ma’am””

Precarious

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“Life is a fragment, a moment between two eternities, influenced by all that has preceded, and to influence all that follows. The only way to illumine it is by extent of view.” (William Ellery Channing)

 

Taking a few moments out of the day I randomly picked a local town to visit: Enon NC. On my way to and from there, I noticed a sign for “Old US 421 River Park” just inside the Forsyth County line. This is a small park set on the bank of the Yadkin River and it features a few picnic tables, a couple of swings, a horseshoe pit and lots of area to just throw down a blanket and relax. The concrete pathway, however, caught my attention since it rolled down to the river.

Reading the sign posted by the walkway, this access point is a great jump off place to canoe, kayak or raft with egress at the Tanglewood Park Access. For the avid water seeker, this is a journey of 5.5-8 hours on a 15.7 mile stretch of the Yadkin River.

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