Dan Nicholas Park

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 – Jamison Park and Muddy Creek Greenway

The gkids are learning how to ride bicycles. At first, they treated the bikes timidly but after several attempts and practices, they are almost too fearless (as far as Pa is concerned). Riding up and down the driveway, then escorted down the street they proved they had the stamina to try out riding on a greenway.

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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”

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”

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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