Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
We all made a trip to North Carolina this week to visit Bo's family. Bo's mom was diagnosed with advanced cancer just a few weeks ago. Pat died the day after we left, so Bo has headed back to NC today to be with his sister and help with the final arrangements.
Eternal rest give unto her, Oh Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon her.
While in North Carolina, we visited Carl Sandburg's home in Hendersonville. After his death, his wife donated the land and house to the National Park Services. It sits on over 240 acres and has amazing views. There are many hiking trails available and you can visit the home for a small fee. There's no fee to visit the goat barn! Mrs. Sandburg raised goats at the farm and had many champions. For many years, she held the record for the goat that produced the most goat milk (2.5 gallons a day!)
The Sandburgs moved there from the midwest in 1945 when he was in his 60's and lived there until his death in 1967.
It was a very nice way to spend the morning. Nate especially loved the trails and both boys were very interested during the tour. Every room in the house had large bookshelves, and the overflow was down in the basement.
The National Park Service has a junior ranger program that the boys participated in during our visit. They had to complete a booklet with information they learned during the tour and their visit to the goat barn. Both boys did a great job and become "official junior rangers of Carl Sandburg's Home."
Billie Jo & Danny's place is up on a hill. The boys loved running around their yard! They have a beautiful house and amazing scenery.
This isn't the best picture, but these trees were in bloom all over. They are very pretty and I think they are called "redbuds."
Lydia and our niece, Diana. She has a sweet baby named Lillian who is just a couple months older than Lydia. They had a great time playing together.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
One thing we enjoy doing as a family is geocaching. Check out this site for lots of information about the hobby.
All you need is a handheld GPS, an adventurous spirit, some sunscreen and hats, and "eagle eyes"! There are tons of caches hidden throughout the world. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon!!