Entries Categorized as 'Carson'

Carson the Fisherman

Date October 21, 2012

Carson has been a pretty avid fisherman for the past year or so, and that interest continued through the summer and into the fall: Fishing below the dam near our house Fishing during our family trip to Geneva-on-the-Lake on Lake Erie The monstrous walleye haul when he went across the Canadian border in Lake Erie [...]

At the Beach

Date October 18, 2012

More pictures from our four-day camping trip to the shores of Lake Erie. We camped a half-mile from the beach, which made for an easy bike ride there and back (all told, between rides to the beach, rides into town, and rides to the marina, we logged ~24 miles each — including Alana!). Onto the [...]

More Family Fun with Games at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Date October 17, 2012

A few pictures of the various amusements at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Alana putts at the (allegedly) oldest putt-putt course in the country: Not far from the (allegedly) oldest putt-putt course was a nice putt-putt course, which Benton and Tim played (Benton won by 2 strokes): Nothing brings out Julie’s determination than returning her to her childhood [...]

Bungee Bouncing

Date October 15, 2012

It’s been a busy year, and this blog has definitely take a hit for it. And, while we’ve been busy, we somehow haven’t been as busy with Wilson Family Excursions as we have in the past (Julie’s return to the income-generating workforce has something to do with that, but there are other factors as well… [...]

A Drizzly Walk

Date April 19, 2012

Carson and I headed to a local metro park last Saturday for a hike. The weather alternated between a light drizzle and a steady drip, and we got a little too ambitious with the path we’d chosen, but it all worked out in the end. Carson went through three different walking sticks — hamming it [...]

When the Wives Are Away, the Husbands Plant Trees

Date April 17, 2012

Catching up, as this was several weeks ago, but better late than never! The week after Julie and the kids returned from spring break, and thinking it was Julie’s last weekend before heading back to work, a hastily-planned “girls’ weekend” up at Lake Erie was planned. That left a neighborhood full of fathers with their [...]

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: 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 [...]

Fun with Chinese Cardboard

Date January 17, 2012

I’ve got a co-worker who took an extended trip to Japan and Taiwan during the latter half of December. It was a mix of business and pleasure, and he came back with a bagful of small gifts from his travels. Carson and Alana scored, in that he gave me (for them) a small stack of [...]