For our fall break from school, Rheagan and I began in Chatty for a gal only time. After some birthday shopping for Tripp, we went to paint pottery. Rhea loves the place and begs to go when we do get a free moment. She painted a plate - I painted a spoon rest. We enjoyed a quick lunch at Chili's too.
On Friday we decided to go camping to Gee Creek in Polk County. (yes - we made a run for the border!) We finally finished stuffing enough stuff for 10 days in the car along with 4 bikes and headed out after lunch. Two other families were already there and saved us a great spot. While Mack put the tent up the kids went to the Hiwassee River. Some knuckle-heads actually went swimming. Dinner included steaks, fried tators, corn and green beans.
MH joined us on Saturday and brought Tripp a birthday cake. We didn't have a "formal" birthday party for him - but the all campers helped make his day extra special. Instead of a small intimate party - he had a whole camp ground for a party place. There were no balloons or sparklers, but the playground, bike trails, and friends made it so much fun for him. Tripp got a new bike for his birthday and rode it for hours. As he'd pass different campsites, families would say to him "Happy Birthday". It was like a parade for my little man.
Sunday we packed up again and headed home. After the 2 little ones took solid naps, we raced to the soccer complex where Tripp scored his typical 6-7 goals. Rhea even scored one to help her team to a 1-0 victory. I'd chalk up Fall Break to a success.
Of course - do I have pictures.... YES. Do I have them with me now.... NO. Pictures will come - sometime before Tripp's 6, I promise!
I did find a picture of his bike:
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