going places Category

surfing success

In the past thirty years, I’ve entered the waters of the Outer Banks more than once with a mission to catch some waves, but I’ve had minimal success. This time, however, was different. With three teens also eager to learn, I headed to Scammell’s Corner Surf Shop for a lesson with Mark and Josh. Josh […]

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2 kids, 1 camp, & countless prayers

“God, please wreck them. Ruin them for ordinary.” If it sounds like I wish violence upon my children, know that I don’t! I only desire that they have encounters of the God-kind while they are away at youth camp this week. I am fighting back the tears even now as I write, because I know […]

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a girls’ getaway

All I can say is, “Wow!” Jordan and I are sooo thankful for the mother/daughter time we had while on a quick trip to the Outer Banks. We went south the day after she got out of school in pursuit of some time on the beach, and she has the tan to prove we achieved […]

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a little trip to Maryland

I like going places! I like going places alone, with my hubby, with my family, and with family and friends. A few times each year, I’m afforded the wonderful opportunity to go places with students. Some people cannot describe traveling with a pack of teens using the words, “wonderful opportunity.” My former Spanish teacher would […]

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new york city

Winter weather greeted us upon our arrival to NYC, but we were okay with that since we hardly see snow in southeastern Virginia. We trekked the streets visiting all the touristy spots: dining and shopping in Times Square, ice skating under the enormous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, running in Central Park, and shopping 5th […]

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away we go to Orlando

Our two teens left on a Saturday with their youth group to head to the National Fine Arts Festival in Orlando, and the husband and I decided a couple of days later to also make the trip south for the event. We traveled on Wednesday, unbeknownst to our children. They arrived back to their resort […]

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anniversary at the Sanderling Resort

I am a blessed woman to live so close to the Outer Banks of North Carolina! Husband and I took off for the night of our anniversary to enjoy the many comforts of The Sanderling, an oceanfront resort near the town of Duck. A nice run at sunset, a steam room visit and hot tub […]

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