Monday, October 22, 2012

Big and Small Adventures

The boys and I enjoyed a grand adventure on Saturday. Our church organized lunch and a play date for families with young children at Pullen Park in Raleigh. The park was closed when we first moved here and then we never made the effort to visit once it re-opened. Let me tell you, it definitely lived up to the hype. There's a huge playground, a carousel (which I wasn't brave enough to try with three kids), a train...what a great way to spend a beautiful fall morning. My camera phone and I are not getting along so these aren't the best pictures, but Eli loved the boat ride. 
Andy is always up for something new. He had a great time, too. 
We also rode the train that circles the park. We had to wait patiently for the train to load and the boys were more than happy to pose. I was very proud of them. They listened well and didn't complain about the long walk to the parking lot. I think they would've stayed all day but Eli isn't quite ready for that, yet. We will definitely go back. 
Steve spent the weekend backpacking a portion of the Appalachian trail with his good friend, Jon. He has many wonderful pictures and great memories of a successful trip. It isn't often that he gets to spend time with his friend enjoying God's magnificent creation. I'm glad he went and we are happy to have him home. 
Stay tuned for more reports of our grand adventures. The boys are on a three week break from school, Steve is on sabbatical as he prepares to change jobs and the weather forecast is incredible. Can't wait to see what the rest of October brings for us. 

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