Settling In

We’re staying near Penrose, North Carolina, in our exchange family’s house. Today we took care of grocery shopping, got in a little exercise, and generally lounged around. Dale cooked dinner at home tonight. She loves the big kitchen here, especially the commercial gas range and oven, and the butcher-block table. There’s a big yard and … Continue reading


Kelly found heaven at Mast General Store in Asheville. Candy!!!! They have a strange bike storage system here. It also works with unruly children. And they have a Mellow Mushroom Pizza Restaurant! We’re seeing a movie while we wait for Trevor’s plane; he lands around midnight.

Christmas Eve

Trevor was a bit tired when we got back from mountain biking. Dale got busy preparing pumpkin cheesecake. Kyle cooked a steak on the BBQ while Kelly made vegetables. While everything was cooking, we had a computer face-off. After dinner, it was time to open presents. Trevor gave us Buffalo Bills winterware.