hiking in the rain

Staycation 2018

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hiking in the rain

Rain boots all around… even if that means all of us are wearing mine 😉


When it rains, it pours – but that didn’t stop my adventurous boys from enjoying the wilds of the North Carolina mountains!! God blessed us with a wonderful visit despite the weather. Hands down… and paws too, for that matter, the best activity was picking wild raspberries in torrential downpours!
raspberry picking with M

God washed ’em for us so we can dig in right here 🙂


We also had a blast around the pool table with three generations playing round-robin style. Teaming up with my mini me nephew, we took the prize with him sinking the 8 ball for the win – and this is his first trip ever even playing. That boy’s got talent. Early morning fun with my big guy also happened around the pool table as we sized up the best shots!
shooting pool with N

Line it up and take your shot!


Scategory fun around the dinner table brought joy to the point of tears. My eldest man came up with some life long inside jokes with his answers. Topics to be brought up during his wedding toast, no doubt!
exhausted boys

“Yaya, I’m never doing another scavenger hunt ever again… without you!” said the eldest, flaked out on the driveway.


Sadly, the scavenger hunt this time ‘round was a little too complex. A certain couple of boys decided it’d be more fun to ramble through the woods than stick to the map and got lost. All in good fun (once they were “unlost” – thank goodness for birthday present walkie-talkies)… for the adventure conclusion, we switched to Morse code deduction!
hidden fun a Morse code discovery

Morse code exercises reveal a trip to the ropes course with gramma!


I’m so thankful for the wonderful staycation and break. My knitting needles stayed clicking through some non-designing projects, while my brain was active with new potential ideas.

How is your summer? What’s on your needles and who’s visiting on the sofa beside you?

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