North Carolina Weekend.

A weekend of exploring and building in the woods behind the cousins’ house…

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…visiting Duke gardens and enjoying east coast flowers…

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…the gothic architecture that reminded me of Europe and the booming organ rehearsal in the Duke Chapel (dubbed by the kids ‘Duke Castle’…you can see why.)

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…enjoying a delicious outdoors “Camp Breakfast” in Umstead Park with the cousins, the cousins’ cousins, and friends…

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…hiking with the kids through the creekbeds: throwing rocks, getting ticks, talking like pirates on ‘pirate island’…

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…visiting a local farm to watch the farmers and pick perfect strawberries…

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…and though a trip like this is not necessarily relaxing, it’s perfect for spending time with cousins, sitting on the porch and listening to the sounds of a different part of the world, catching up with late night conversations, and reconnecting…

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Today we will: -recover, unpack, unwind

                      -quarantine our boys and their pinkeye

                      -wait to hear about the arrival of our good friends’ new baby girl

                      -hope for our first nectarines to ripen

                      -anticipate the arrival of my new quilt fabric for the quilt-a-long

                      -be thankful for this lovely weather!

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7 thoughts on “North Carolina Weekend.

  1. Nice shots. I especially liked all the kids in bed with grandma NANNY reading a book. Did both the boys really get to ride on a piece of luggage? that was real cute.

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