June 13, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Posted in East Coast, Festivals, Food, The Great Outdoors, Travels | 1 Comment

Oliver’s First Camping Trip

Ok, first of all, for you hard core campers out there – this is just one step more rustic than the Holiday Inn, but we’ll just call it camping and be done with it.

Last fall, Kevin, Oliver and I headed down to North Carolina for a great festival outside of Asheville:  The Lake Eden Arts Festival, also known as LEAF.  We had been to it in the past, before Oliver was born, and were looking forward to seeing it through his eyes:  Music…dancing…kid-friendly crafts…camping, and excellent food.  What other outdoor festival serves gourmet French crepes for lunch?

A few days before meeting up with our friend Mary at the campground, Kevin logged to the fesival website to get a time table and learned that it was sold out.  That’s right, no more tickets to be had!  Well, all three adults had taken time off of work, and the little one had his heart set on missing school, so we were not about to give up on our camping trip, so we set out on the long drive.

We had a great time:  Spent time with Mary, visited the Biltmore Estate and Table Rock, ate ice cream, and even visited his Carolina Cousins on the way back.   Oliver had never had s’mores before, an oversight we quickly remedied.  Now he’s a big fan.


Daddy and Oliver’s Fun Day

October 26, 2006 at 12:00 am | Posted in Festivals, Music | Leave a comment
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by Daddy

I had a lot of fun with Oliver yesterday going to the Ultrasonic Superfantastic Kids Day. They had a lot of fun things that we tried, including a lego making tent, the Teddy Bear Hospital, a magician, and inflatable snake obstacle course, and REAL bulldozers that you could climb on. Oliver also played in New Jersey’s biggest sandbox, and watched the Mad Science show. At the Mad Science show they made green slime, and made cups stretch, among other things. Now he knows what a polymer is! Oliver went on 2 rides in the carnival section, ate pizza, and watched Captain Bogg and Salty, some famous singing pirates. It was a great time and we will surely come back next year.

Now with all that fun, guess what his favorite part was? Rolling down the grassy hill! Well that’s a four year old for you.

Photo by Chris Owen

Photo by Chris Owen

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