We met our home exchange family at our house on Wednesday, showed them around, then left to spend the night with Mother in Deerfield Beach, on our way to North Carolina. Here’s Mother in front of her apartment on Thursday morning as we were leaving, holding her early Christmas present, an iPad2. Thursday, we drove … Continue reading
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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
We decided to drive to Maggie Valley, North Carolina, today to check out the skiing at Catahoochee Ski Resort because we were planning to spend a day there skiing once Kyle, Trevor and Kelly all get here. We drove through the Pisgah National Forest to Waynesville, then to the slope, a two hour drive. It … Continue reading
Here’s a short post of our exchange home for the Holidays. Above, is a view from the road and below is a view from the creek (we finally had a sunny day). They have a japanese style hot tub. And a huge garden. Kyle and Kelly are with us now!
This morning we hiked up the road behind the house. There was a nice view from the top. We trail blazed on the way down. The road less traveled.
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.
Trevor arrived at the Asheville airport around midnight on Friday night. It’s nice to have everyone together. It rained for several days before the kids arrived, so we were especially happy to have a nice sunny day once they were all here with us. So, we headed for DuPont State Forest for some mountain biking. … Continue reading
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.
Looking Glass Rock
On Christmas morning, we drove about 150 miles to Crowders Mountain near Charlotte so the kids could go rock climbing with their new gear. Unfortunately, the rangers decided to take the day off and thought everyone else should too, so they closed and locked the entrance to the park. We had to turn around and … Continue reading
Up, Up and Away!
And up they go! Making it look easy. With a little style. Dale watched… Then we found a nice place to read while they figured out how to get back down. The blue blazes led us back to the car. Next time, to the top!
Hiking the Falls
While Trevor stayed home, the rest of us went for a hike in the DuPont State Forest to day to see Triple Falls and High Falls. It was a nice day and we wanted to get outside because tomorrow it’s supposed to rain. On the way up, we hopped out onto the rocks in the … Continue reading