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
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BUXTON, North Carolina — To close out 2019 and kick-off 2020, our family visited Buxton, a village on the Outer Banks that is home to the Cape Hatteras National Park, home of the famous lighthouse. Because it is the winter, many Outer Banks hotels have reduced room prices. For example, we paid $65, plus tax, … Continue reading Bookend adventure: Buxton, NC
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
I want to talk about the college football game experience. Every family should try to go to at least one sporting or musical event. If your enthusiasm is contagious, the kids may end up finding something new to enjoy. It's a magical experience being with a group of people who are all excited about what they see in front of them.
Back when I was 5-years-old, I was adventurous, a little ... well, a lot more than I am now. One day while playing outside, I stood in the Texas dirt waiting for friends. The dirt was the top of an ant hill. Before I realized what happened, my leg was covered in red ants, also … Continue reading The red ants were worth it
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
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