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”
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”
Picking up our granddaughter, Analise, in Kernersville NC then grabbing a bite to eat and a short playtime at Chick-Fil-A, we pondered what to do next. G’mama suggested Oak Ridge Town Park so off we went.
Continue reading “Oak Ridge Town Park – Ninja Warrior Training”
A lot of people have seen the obstacle courses that challenge participants with various activities (see example playground above). So keeping this in mind and last years’ attempt at the all American Noodle Warrior course, I surveyed the internet on various course components and realized a course could be built which permitted the gkids to configure the course any way they wanted. And not only that but it could be added to over time to change the course components.
Continue reading “Overcoming Obstacles”
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”
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.
Continue reading “Fishing, Part 2: an Adventure in Persistence”
The opportunity arose to go with my granddaughter, Analise, to the Greensboro Children’s Museum so of course I said “YES!” Little did I realize this would be an adventure into the world of distractions.
Continue reading “Greensboro Children’s Museum – an Adventure in Distractions”
I recently came across a mention of the TRACK Trail adventures. It sounded intriguing so I continued my on-line journey to the kidsinparks.com website and read a bit about it. The whole point is to get kids back outside to enjoy and discover the wonders of nature. It sounded good to me so I created yet-another-online-login-account (side note: abbreviated yaola…I’m going to use this term whenever any on-line request comes across to create yaola). Continue reading “First TRACK Trail Adventure – Lake Daniel Park Greensboro”
A feeling of claustrophobia and cabin fever begins to rise as one weeks’ worth of rain turns into two then three. What to do with two adventurous grandkids?
Continue reading “Rain, Rain Go Away…at least when it’s COLD outside”