{ What is an Adventure? }

What is an adventure? An adventure is a little trip that twists unexpectedly, making life more intriguing or educational than just staying home. It’s like heading to Hinckley because someone on Craigslist wants to buy your antique chair.  Along the way, you run into tangled traffic and a surprising amount of snow.  And when you …

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{ Have a Safe Adventure.}

As parents, we want our children to embrace courage, prudence, pluck, decisiveness, endurance, guts, comfort-zone-exiting, valor and spunk. But, we’d like you to do all that safely here at home, please.” Dear daughter is heading to an overseas island to work in a crowded, unstable place with strangers. Prayers will be constant. As parents, we …

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{ Like an Eye-Opening Ride Through An Undiscovered Village}

We are studying similes and we are trying to avoid the trite cliches that are “as old as the hills”, so we are making up our own. Everyone chose five abstract nouns and wrote two similes for each one. I thought these were some of the best:   He felt freedom like a feather in …

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{ Summer Thoughts & Quotes }

Summer, in essence, is gone and it was packed with whimsy, struggle and adventure. Road construction started on the very first day of swimming lessons on the very road we needed to take to get there.  We reached our destination through other dusty byways.  We met a family, made new friends and the young swimmers …

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{Extreme Sports & Me }

The children pooled funds to give my husband a birthday gift certificate. They knew he would like an exciting adventure, and ziplining at the Kerfoot Canopy Tour is that kind of experience. The course features 15 consecutive ziplines through beautiful wooded areas. Zipping down cables that are 175 feet high over treetops is something I would …

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