D up early and out of here to get to Columbus in time for appointment. I think he will be an hour early but after the drive last night he doesn’t want to chance anything. Humorous now but it wasn’t last night.
No car for us while daddy is gone and it was kind of nice. Knowing I didn’t have an option of exploring today allowed me to be more relaxed and in the moment of with my precious people. Initial morning walk with Summer and Mena joined us. We met a nice man that was walking 1 of his 3 dogs. He said that she was the baby of the other 2 he had back at his camper. He was very nice but his dog was not fond of Summer and so we didn’t visit long – didn’t even catch his name.
The kids got a lot of school work done today working until almost 1. We then did yoga (initially with some complaining) as a group PE event and then took Summer on a nature walk on the trail that goes around the campground. Mena and I found a giant feather on the walk – probably from a hawk of some sort. It was super cool and made it’s way to Mena’s collection of angel feathers. As we were heading back to the RV on the walk we met to very nice ladies Cheryl and Kim that live full time in the camp. They were so interested in what we were doing and how the kids liked it and told us we needed to return when the camp was in full season. They were very nice ladies and I really think they were just excited to see some new faces in the quiet camp ground.
Dawson had some good appointments and them found his way to a dry cleaners to drop off his dress shirts. Hopefully it is one near by and not 3 towns over. He just relies on Suri so much and doesn’t really pay attention to how far it might be away or in what direction. I am betting I will be the one to pick it up for him – but we’ll see. He then he rejoined us at the camp.
Once dad was back the kids and I decided to go on a Granville outting. We were on a mission for another book for Q and to see the road that we took in here in the day time. The drive was amazing in the daylight. So beautiful and so many amazing homes back in the country hills. We were laughing at how many times the road took our stomaches as we would go up and around a curve and get that roller coaster sensation. This road feels narrow and skinny in the van….I really can’t believe we did this and in the dark. So crazy….but we are probably just in awe because we are still rookies. We drove into the quaint town of Granville – right down Main street just like last night and what do you know (Q was so excited) a small town book store right there on the first corner. This town doesn’t appear to have any chain stores so we drove a ways to see the rest of town and then turned around to park in front of the book store and go see what we can find. As we approached the store the owner Ellowese, was just unlocking the door, returning from an errand. She asked if she could help us find something. Quinten was doubting that they would have it….thinking it was too small. But he was proven wrong. They had the books but various ones in the different Warriors setting. What was amazing is they had the 2nd one – the one he needed! He was so excited!
Q is reading the Warriors series and has started with the Dawn of the Clans books in the series. He is loving them and reading them very fast. We wanted to get the 2nd and 3rd book but they only had the 2nd one. At least he can read the next one and we can worry about the 3rd one soon. I think it is super cool that one he needed was there at the store. He can start where he left off after the first book. He seemed frustrated but I told him to be grateful and patient as they had the one he really needed. I assured him we would find the 3rd one when he needed it. “Ok, mom but that is going to be in a few days as I am going to finish this one fast – they are that good”, he said. We got to visiting with Eloise and asked her what we should do and see in town. She told us about 2 museums and just walking around the town. She wrote down our website and wished us well. Franki loves telling new people what we are up too and why we are here. As we walked down the street past the library a nice lady was sitting on the porch of the next house which was also a Museum House – her name was Barbara, we walked up and she asked if we would enjoy a tour and offered to take us through the house. This was the Robbins Hunter Museum /Avery Downer House. It was a Greek Revival masterpiece that gave me and the kids insight to life from 1845 to 1873. We gained insight into some greek architecture and insight on women’s place in the home and family past-times and how the wealthy liked to showcase their wealth back in the day. Barbara was awesome with the kids and really spoke to them and showed us a lot of the things used in the home back in that time frame…..including letting them play with some toys from the time frame. We also learned if you were a widow you wore black until you remarried… there was some interesting things we learned from the home museum and from Barbara. Thanks Barbara for the tour of the beautiful home.
From the home we needed ice cream – they were all screaming for ice cream. We went across the street to Whit’s – the kids had very yummy treats of “fish bait” and “dirty worms”. It was ice cream custard with cookie dough and gummy worms and the other was oreo cookies and gummy worms. They loved it so much they decided we HAD to bring daddy back before we leave town. I had a malt it too was very delicious! We then walked down to the Granville Inn and walked around the very pretty grounds and lobby of the historical hotel. Very cool place. After that we drove up to the Denison University Campus on the top and side of a huge hill in town. It was a very pretty campus with some amazing views. I was able to catch some photos of the sun setting from up there and we even saw a deer in the mix with students walking all around. Denison is private university that has an amazing beautiful setting in a very quaint small town. After our drive with a few stops on campus we decided to head back to the RV and hang out with dad as his work day should be done.
We had a yummy dinner of shrimp pasta with a yummy sauce, homemade apple sauce (both sauces complements of Jenny Bellinder) and a cesaer salad. It was very yummy and we have some for left overs for a few meals ahead. We had a fun family evening of laughs games, watched a show on Derrick Thomas and did some reading. We also had a late night walk with summer. It really was a great day- this is feeling good.
Living the dream-
Tiffany & family