We slept in until about 8. It was nice. Mena slept with Dawson and I and I love to cuddle with her. It was really cold last night and Dawson took Summer out this am – everything was covered with frost and it was still chilly! He jumped back in bed for a bit just to warm up. We heard folks leaving outside next to us.
We got moving around realized we didn’t have another jug of milk in the cooler. I had no idea we had drank so much. So Dawson offered to run back to Walmart to get milk and a few more muffins. Thanks love. I got out all the school books while he was gone and started the kids on some of it. Mena wanted to work in the back with Dawson – if he would let her. I was feeling better –my throat was much better but I do have bit of a head cold. But I feel better.
Dawson got back and we all ate breakfast together. It was fun. Q took Summer out to the dog area to run and play awhile. He said he wore her out when he got back.
The sun was out and hopefully it will warm up. We had some great school time today. I did get some no’s but they did is all. We read more on Christopher Columbus and everyone got on Kahn Academy today. Mena worked on a power point about her family as she was reading about family trees. Franki taught her some tips on automation on power point. She wants to finish the presentation later and do another presentation tonight.
It did begin to warm up and was in the low 50’s today. We finalized some school work and decided to take an adventure around the river/ lake area of Roanoke Rapids. There is a visitor center in town and I think there is a museum about the canal that was here back in the day. They didn’t really want to go – but we needed to get out of the RV for a while and Dawson needed to make some calls. He was also going to try to wash the outside of the RV as we have not been able to do that since we left. Many of the RV parks say no washing your RV but this one says you are welcome to wash it here. So we are going to take advantage of it....or Dawson is going to take advantage of it!
We grabbed some lunch at Chick fil a - who just published our story on their website. Check it out here:
We went to the visitor center and found out the museum was pretty close. So that is where we headed – the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail. It was pretty educational and the guy that worked there was awesome, his name was Randall Spence. He shared some knowledge of the trail and the area and recommend when we were done with the museum to hike part of the trail.
The kids loved the hands on water canal that showed how the boats went up the river. It was fun for them and they explored the exhibit for quite awhile. We did all the exhibits and learned about the electrical plant that was the museum many years ago. We also walked a portion of the 8 mile trail and then drove to the end of the trail and saw the lake. That was a great tip from Randall. It was so pretty with all the tall trees and leaves everywhere. It was a good adventure today and water plays such a huge part in this community and it’s history. It feels a little like the ozarks back at home…..lake like community.
Back at the RV –the kids were anxious to go to the hottub- again! They are crazy. The sun was beginning to set and it was cooling off again. So I agreed to take them and I made a deal that they would all have to take a shower at the bath house when they got out of the hot tub in 20 minutes. It was a deal – they would all be clean at one time! Yeah and without a mess on the RV.
Back at the RV we all chilled out a little bit. Then Summer nudged me and I took her out to play and run at the dog area. She enjoyed it and I got her running and chasing her toy. It was cold and the sun set was awesome and to the other side the moon was rising. Chilly but pretty night.
I am ready for some warmer weather – but I saw possible ice storm in the midwest this holiday. So I guess this is better than that. We chilled out – kids played games and hung out. Then we made dinner and ate. The kids all helped with the dishes and clean up and then we layed in bed and watched house fixer upper shows. Mena brought the pc in and presented her “family report” to us all. It was really sweet and very well done.
Productive school day, enjoyable outting, Dawson cleaned the RV and we plan to move on tomorrow.
We are blessed and very grateful for our adventure!
Here’s to holiday time with family & friends!