Category: family adventures

How Scottie became Yoda

How Scottie became Yoda

A little over two weeks ago, I asked my monthly question to the local animal shelter director, “Do you have any dachshunds or small mixes?” The emailed photo of Scottie. The shelter usually has hounds and pitbull mixes. But this time, she said they just got an owner-surrendered Scottish terrier/dachshund mix. He’d be available to … Continue reading How Scottie became Yoda

Lake Phelps revisited, with a friend

Lake Phelps revisited, with a friend

PETTIGREW STATE PARK -- Lake Phelps is outside of Creswell, North Carolina, in Pettigrew State Park, which is named after a family that once owned part of the property surrounding the park. Their most famous family member is General James Johnston Pettigrew (July 4, 1828 – July 17, 1863), who was an American author, lawyer … Continue reading Lake Phelps revisited, with a friend

Adventure: Williamsburg, Virginia

Adventure: Williamsburg, Virginia

In March, about a month after his 16th birthday, Caesar died. As a dachshund -- our oldest of three dogs we have had for the past eight years -- he lived a full life. To celebrate his adventuring spirit, we took a trip somewhere new, Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Caesar swam in the Tennessee River … Continue reading Adventure: Williamsburg, Virginia

2019’s last adventures — Lake Phelps

2019’s last adventures — Lake Phelps

LAKE PHELPS , North Carolina — This spot in Washington County is the second largest acre lake in the state of North Carolina. The historical marker about Lake Phelps. It’s over 44,000 years old and Indian artifacts dating back 11,000 years have been found in the lake bed. For this particular adventure, my family visited … Continue reading 2019’s last adventures — Lake Phelps

Finding adventures

Finding adventures

As a mom, I frequently hear kids and adults talk about being bored. For some it's a way to get out of their responsibilities. Some just don't feel like doing what they've done over and over again. I'd like to offer a way to find adventures. I will admit, these adventures aren't for everyone. One … Continue reading Finding adventures

Getting into baseball

Note: This was originally written for another publication. I expanded it and changed things as necessary for the blog. Enjoying chili cheese fries and sno-cones at Historic Hicks Field. Chili cheese fries are delicious. They are even more delicious when you’re sharing them with your kids at an Edenton Steamers game. Recently, my kids and … Continue reading Getting into baseball