Cousins + Summer = GREAT!
Thanks for the great photo of the kids at the creek, Laura!
The boys spent Friday evening wading and swimming in the gravel pit. A number of years ago, when the land where Ann lives belonged to my grandfather Richard Lewis Parkman, the county "borrowed" gravel from the site. A pond now exists in the shallow pit; we've called the pond the "gravel pit" since I was a little girl. We walked a pretty good piece from Ann's house, down the dirt road, around the horse pasture, past the 10-year old planted pines, and through the food plot to get there. Jill and I talked the entire time. It doesn't seem that long ago since she and I were the same age as our kids, wanting to do the same type of things. (Well, at least I did - I was such a tomboy. I am not sure Jill really wanted to do these things when we were little. Turns out, Jill was blessed with boys so she gets to do these things now, whether she wants to or not!)
On Saturday, we spent the day at Callaway Gardens. The Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, and Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden may never be the same! We packed a picnic lunch as well as a lot of activities into our time at Callaway. More fun was had at Ann's upon returning to Parkmanville.