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Mice on Main

Finding the Mice on Main in Greenville, SC!

There is a neat little scavenger hunt in Greenville, South Carolina that we have wanted to do with the kids for years – finding the Mice on Main – nine small bronze sculptures hidden along Main Street in downtown Greenville. The story behind the mice is pretty neat – in 2000, a local kid, Jimmy Ryan, […]

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Lake Conestee Nature Park

Hiking and Birdwatching at Lake Conestee Nature Park

We are down south for the holidays, and with the great weather, we couldn’t help but head out on a hike! Kendra’s parents and brother took us to a great little spot, the Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville, South Carolina, to birdwatch and explore with all of our little ones.  The history of the […]

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Split Creek Farm, Anderson, SC

Visiting the Goats at Split Creek Farm, Anderson, SC

A trip to South Carolina wouldn’t be complete without a visit to our favorite goat dairy – Split Creek Farm in Anderson, SC. Though the farm is an awesome, award-winning goat dairy in its own right, we especially love it because it is run by two of our favorite ladies, Evin Evans and Pat Bell. Kendra […]

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Station Cove Falls Trail South Carolina

Hiking at Oconee Station Cove Falls Trail, Walhalla, SC

Even with gray, drizzly skies, and a forecast of possible thunderstorms, we decided to explore the Oconee Station Cove Falls Trail at South Carolina’s Oconee Station State Historic Site, a former military compound turned trading post less than 30 miles from the Georgia border. The trail begins about a half-mile from the historic site and […]

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Fishing on the Saluda River in South Carolina

I have vague memories of fishing a few times as a kid. I definitely had a fishing pole and tackle box at some point, but without anyone to really foster my interest, it faded over time. Fast forward 30 years later and my oldest kid, Addison, has pleaded with us to take her fishing. I […]

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Mommy, Addie, and Mama in the Hammond reservation in Andover, MA

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

2012 was an exciting year for us. We took Addie overseas for the first time in February, along with 18 of our inner-city students, spending time in both London and Paris. The highlights of our trip were Warwick Castle, the Tower of London, and the Louvre. Addie proved to be a great world-traveler, and in addition […]

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Addie carrying her strawberries at Hunter Farms in South Carolina.

Six Family-Friendly Activities in Greenville, South Carolina

My wife grew up in the upstate of South Carolina, so every time we south to visit her family, we inevitably end up hanging out in Greenville. It’s a charming little city with a beautiful Main Street and an abundance of activities for all ages. While there are tons of family-friendly opportunities, I narrowed it down […]

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Jen adopting Addison

2011: Our Five Most Memorable Moments

This past year has been an amazing year of firsts and new adventures for all three of us. Addie started the year learning how to roll over, and ends it with hiking and running! I worked part time for the 2010-2011 school year at a prep school and finished my doctoral classes while Kendra transitioned […]

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Hiking in Sumter National Forest in South Carolina

Today we went hiking with Kendra’s parents. Boris drove us all to Sumter National Forest in Walhalla, South Carolina to hike the Yellow Branch Falls Trail. One of two National Forests in the state, Sumter National Forest has over 370,000 acres of land. Though the headquarters are in Columbia, S.C., the forest itself is spread […]

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Addie enjoying the splash pool at Reedy River Park

Summer fun in South Carolina!

We set out early this morning for a bike ride along the Swamp Rabbit Trail with Boris and his good friend Joe Rice. Comprised of old railroad tracks that have been covered in asphalt, the trail winds through Greenville, following the Reedy River and its surroundings. I loved it – over 13.5 miles of car-free […]

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