just north of our campground is the most visited state park in north carolina. jockey’s ridge state park is home to the tallest sand dunes on the east coast and the ecosystem and history is very interesting. our first visit to the park was to take a ranger guided kayaking trip. isaac didn’t want to […]
junior ranger flair x 2.OBX adventure.
so. there’s a lot of history on the outer banks, which means there’s several national park sites to explore. we hit up two such places during our trip, first the wright brothers national monument and then fort raleigh. the wright brothers is mostly a museum, detailing the history of orville and wilber wright and their […]
nc aquarium on roanoke island.OBX adventure
on our first full day in the outer banks, it was super rainy, which isn’t really optimum beach weather. so we loaded up the kiddos to head to the north carolina aquarium on roanoke island. it’s not very big. and, thanks to covid, we had to schedule our visit and then trudge along in a […]
august 2020. sigh.
these covid days and weeks and months just keep running together. taking forever, but sort of weirdly flying by. aside from our trip to the smokies and starting homeschool, our august was pretty boring. so here’s a brief tale about the happenings. firstly. the garden. it’s been a very strange year. i only ended up […]
chicken flock 2.0
when we came off the road last year (almost exactly a year ago, sigh), we knew we wanted to get chickens. but, last year was pretty rough, trying to settle in and adjust, and acquire furniture, and just figure things out. so, we decided to wait until this spring/summer. thanks to the pandemic panic, when […]
even though things started opening up in may, we mostly laid low, and did a lot of the same things we have been doing for the entire quarantine. music concerts, baking, sewing, dog snuggling, yard work. you know the drill. but then also a few outings, of varying degrees of excitement. 🙂 firstly. on anna’s […]
cinco de mayo, in the time of coronavirus.
during our time roaming around the southwest in the camper, we developed quite an affinity for mexican culture. so, this year, we decided to really do it up, quarantine style, for cinco de mayo. fun fact, annas due date was may 5th, but she was late. ho hum. originally, i had just planned to do […]
all the other january stuff.
we kicked off january 2020 fighting a stupid nasty cough and cold. there were a lot of fluids and drugs and napping people. it was meh. eventually we were all on the mend and regular old life resumed. lots of lounging around. arts and crafts. games. you know. randomness. for christmas, my mom got me […]
charleston. day three.mcleod plantation, angel tree, tea.
for our final full day in charleston, we headed to james island, where we took a tour of the mcleod plantation. derek had done a lot of research, and of the remaining plantations in charleston, mcleod is the only one that really focuses on the lives of the slaves and their descendants during their time […]
charleston. day two.wildlife-less kayak trip.
our second day in charleston was sunny and pretty, so we decided to escape the actual city, and head out to the wilderness for a bit. on our way, we stopped in at bitty and beau’s again. not only was a cute little shop, with good coffee, but the entire reason it exists is to […]