At Latta Nature Preserve

Today we took Mallory to Civil War Camp at the Latta Plantation, and then June, Mason, Clara, & I stayed and spent the day at the park, until time to pick her up.  I had never been to the nature preserve before, and it was so nice.  There was a great little children’s area, and […]

At Freedom Park

Yesterday while Clara was at day camp at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, June and Mason & I headed over to play at Freedom Park.  It was hot-hot-hot, but the kids seemed like they had a ball.  That’s where the Play 60 Panthers area is – a section of the playground that’s sort of set […]

Tuesday Evening Pictures

We had a great day yesterday.  After we dropped Clara off at the Mint Museum for day camp, Mallory, June, Mason, & I went to spend a couple of hours at the Nature Museum.  Such a nice place – I’d never been before.  Took some great pictures, but alas, between then and now I have […]

Hiking the Rhododendron Trail

Saturday turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous day.  We spent a good part of the afternoon hiking the Rhododendron Trail.  The absolute highlight was seeing the wild ponies.  They were in the middle of foaling season, so there were maybe seven or eight babies – some still even on shaky legs.  It was just […]

Off to Grayson Highlands

This past weekend Addie, Lee, the six grand ones & I all headed up to Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia to camp for the weekend.  Despite torrential rain and gale force winds, it ended up being an absolutely wonderful weekend.  We made a quick stop at an overview on the Blue Ridge Parkway for […]