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Nature Thursday

Today for Nature Thursday we went to Brandon Country Park and followed the 1.5 mile “Tree Trail.” Weston rode his bike. We stopped at the duck pond to draw in our nature journals.

While I was journaling, Weston was throwing pinecones in the pond and walked past an older couple several times as he searched for more pinecones. When the couple passed us later, the lady commented on what a nice boy he was and asked how old he was. When I answered that he was 5, she repeated he was a nice boy and not like most that just act crazy and cause havoc.

We also spent a few minutes on the playground before it started to rain.

 

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Katelyn’s 30th Birthday

Weston and I had a chill out day at the house for my birthday. I was able to get a run in on the treadmill and some future trip planning done too. Andrew was away on a short work trip so it was just Weston and I for dinner at Red Lodge Steakhouse We both had cheeseburgers and dessert.

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Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Nature Thursday

 

Weston and I have added a Thursday nature afternoon to our routine. This past Thursday we went to one of our favorite places, High Lodge in the Thetford Forest. We were very excited to see a fox on he long driveway in. We drew pictures in our nature journal and enjoyed digging in the sand pit.

 

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Wollaton Hall

And our final stop in Nottingham this weekend was Wollaton Hall.

Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house built in the 1580s. It currently houses the Nottingham Natural History Museum with the Nottingham Museum of Industry housed in outbuildings. There’s also a herd of deer that roam the surrounding parklands.

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at Wollaton. The hill made for what looked to be some fun sledding, but we were unprepared. We were able to see the deer and Weston loved the snow. He also loved using the rotary phones hooked up in the Museum of Industry.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Warhammer World

We stopped by Warhammer World today.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Nottingham Ice Center

After dinner downtown, where Weston was complimented on his good behavior by a lady at the table next to ours, we walked over to the Nottingham Ice Center. We were a bit early and were able to watch a youth hockey scrimmage. Then it was time for open skate. We didn’t last long. Weston wasn’t a fan of the lights and the music was a bit loud. But we were able to skate a few big circles around the rink without anyone crashing. It started snowing on our walk back to the car and the drive to our hotel. Weston had a great time trying to catch snowflakes out of the air.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

City of Caves

Nottingham is known as the City of Caves. The city is built on sandstone and has over 500 documented man made caves below it. We went on a tour of a few that actually was accessed from within a shopping mall. The tour went over the history and usage of some of the caves. The many caves have been used as basic storage areas, dwellings in and of themselves, work areas such as for tanning in the 1400s, air raid shelters during WW2, and as hiding places for illegal activities.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
 
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