South Mountain State Park in Winter

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(Note: I started this post back at the end of January 2014, but I’ve been so wiped out by the worst cold I’ve ever had, that I left it half-finished for over a month.)

My son and I went to South Mountain State Park in the winter for first time recently, and it was a very different experience from our earlier, warm-weather trips.
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Our Annual Winter Trip

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6116Our family just got back from our annual tubing/skiing trip. Despite Jessie having a stomach bug on the drive up, and Ben and I fighting colds, we continue to be blessed year after year with good weather, and the trip turned out to be fabulous. Jessie can definitely say that she knows how to ski now; she is so good that even tagged along with her big brother several times down a chair-lift run. Ben steps up his skiing, too, with multiple trips down an intermediate slope. Alas, it’s too late for them to qualify for Sochi, but there’s still hope for 2018.

A Van Vacation: History, Science, and Best Kept Secrets

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I’ve been rather “techy” lately, so this post is about my family’s recent vacation, which as my wife, Robin, said was a “Van vacation”. I think that’s because it was full of history, science and a lot of best-kept secrets from the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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