We were glad to have stayed here (as other friends we know have) but we should have driven all they way to Chapel Hill on the same day, as storms rolled in the day of departure. AND it poured and thundered, AND traffic was horrible on 40, AND the bridge over the Yadkin River was closed and needed an hour detour around it, but we finally got to our new digs in Carrboro called Spring Hill. It's got everything and since we will be here for two months, it is a real bargain. We have a giant 70 foot pullthru, FHU, free (fast) internet, cable and nicely wooded lots. Too bad we will not be at our site very much, because everything happens in Raleigh, which, unfortunately, is a 40 minute drive.
The day after we parked, we drove 3 hours to South of the Border where we were meeting Graham (6) who was going to spend some time with us. He was beyond excited to see his cousins, Jack (9)and Ainsley (5). Except for forgetting his suitcase, the dropoff went as planned.
|Graham, Jack and Ainsley at Goodberry's|
Jack was in camp all day for the first week, so Mandy (our daughter), Ainsley, Graham and we began on Monday with a trip to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.
|Need a scratch?|
And of course the train ride, another favorite...
The next evening was a new experience called Frankie's. Nothing boring about this place, and nothing quiet either. The boys met friends and played a game of Laser Tag, then they went on the go karts three times, played video games and won tickets at SkeeBall, which Graham turned in for a whoopee cushion (oh joy) and a fake mustache (cute).
Friday came and we packed a suitcase for a trip to the lake house at Lake Gaston at the northern border of NC. What fun that was!
Graham and Jack tubed behind the boat, they jumped off the dock a million times, Gary fished, we swam and ate and shopped and had a thunderstorm and generally had a ball.
|One, Two, Three, GO!|
|Jack and Graham tubin'|
|first kayaking attempt|
Monday, was Defy Gravity day. Our reservation was made a week ago and the kids had been waiting pretty patiently. It is a building full of trampolines. The light was terrible, so please excuse this photo of Mandy and Ainsley having a go.
(Our daughter also did a double flip into the foam pit more than once)
The next day was deliver Graham to Mommy day and we returned to South of the Border for the dropoff.
He had a wonderful time, and so did we. We are relaxing now, and doing a little work around Bella, but looking forward to some more fun in Raleigh...
Life is never dull...