Entries from March 2012

Spring Break 2012: Day No. 2 — Adventure Courses

Date March 21, 2012

The final activity at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on St. Patrick’s Day were a couple of adventure/ropes courses. All geared up: Up the ropes to the zip line: And zipping down: Then, onto the ropes course:

Spring Break 2012: Day No. 2 — Rafting

Date March 20, 2012

After the rock climbing at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Julie and the boys (the blue helmets) moved on to whitewater rafting: Pre-trip safety instruction with a deep southern hipster: Loading up (did I mention that they’d dyed the water green for St. Patrick’s Day?): Heading into the rapids: And…the action shots: So, if you [...]

Spring Break 2012: Day No. 2 — Rock Climbing

Date March 19, 2012

On Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, we (Benton, Carson, my Uncle John, and I) headed to the U.S. National Whitewater Center on the outskirts of Charlotte. It’s an impressive complex, made a bit surreal by the dying of the water green in honor of St. Paddy (and more surreal by the fact that I combined three [...]

Spring Break 2012: Night No. 1 — Hangin’ w/ the Second Cousins

Date March 18, 2012

Spring break this year is taking Julie and the kids to Florida by way of Charlotte, NC, (with me). We arrived at my aunt and uncle’s house in Charlotte late afternoon on Friday and then headed over to my cousin’s house for dinner. The gaggle of sibling/cousins/second-cousins held council (short two: one was still at [...]