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Showing posts from April, 2019

Musgrove Mill

With the older kids and Tony heading to a bowling tournament in another city, I was searching for something fun for the little guys and me to do, because it is always good to keep them busy! A friend let me know that one of the state parks was having a Revolutionary War encampment, which was perfect. Therese recently studied that era and Peter is just now reading about the founding of the colonies. In a fortunate turn of events, the state park was less than 45 minutes from the bowling crew and they were able to join us late in the afternoon and then have a nice family meal before parting ways for the night. They had all sorts of period games set up for the children to try out and that is where we spent a good deal of time, with a brief break to witness the musket and rifle firing. They made corn husk dolls, too. The couple with a tent full of handmade games left our wallet a little lighter but our minds much fuller, for they shared so much information with us. For anyone that is co

Palmetto Campout 2019

A while back, I started researching for another Spring Break camping trip. We had purchased a year pass for the South Carolina State Parks and thought that we could visit a few. Browsing their website, I saw an interesting event. An overnight campout with a park ranger who would teach you camping skills. They only chose a certain number of families, but I figured it would be exciting to try, since the weekend coincided with our Spring Break. Well, imagine our surprise when we were notified that our family was chosen to participate! That was not the only surprise. We got to keep the 4 man tent they were providing! We could stay a second night for free! As the weekend drew near, the weather forecast became not so pleasant. I could only think about last year's camping trip with not so great weather. But God provided perfect weather! It was a great weekend. Seeing my kids' excitement as they got to kayak on the lake in their own boats filled me with a peace I have found so elusiv