Where I Thought They’d Be

Had a great weekend filled with local adventures. On Saturday, I parked the car in an apartment complex near the woods behind Font Hill. I told the kids that they had to navigate through the woods to find the enchanted castle where mom & dad got married. They got pretty into it and Winston even asked a couple of strangers to point him in the direction of the castle. Winston led us through the woods and Dalia was more content taking in the scenery. When Winston saw the castle, he ran out of the woods and saw two kids having a sword fight with another kid filming it. Winston thought it was awesome and ran full speed towards it, I screamed for him to stop and he finally slowed down, but I’m pretty sure we ruined the take.

After walking around Font Hill for awhile and reminiscing about our wedding, we headed back into the woods to get back to our car. Jaclyn saw a weird cave-like opening under a big piece of concrete and we thought it would be inhabited by an animal. Winston got closer, poked his head inside, and said it was awesome and wanted to get in. Before he could, Jaclyn took a look and saw several blankets and empty soda cans. Jac grabbed Winston’s wrist and yanked him back to the trail and encouuraged us to move on. I guess Winston thought it was an awesome fort, not the home of someone homeless.

On Sunday, we walked from Bulls Island park across the walking bridge and headed to the Lumberville General Store for some hot chocolate. I told the kids a couple times to hold off on taking a sip, but they each took a big gulp as we sat on a bench outside and in unison spit it out crying of burned mouths. Afterwards, we drove through Frenchtown and it looked wonderful, a complete recovery. I’m dying to eat at The National again. I pulled the car into the apartment complex where we used to live, it really brings back so many memories, that’s where life began…literally.

I have to make a quick trip to Garden Grove, California. I have a rental car and think I might make a side trip out there since I’ll have a little time Wednesday afternoon. Just need to figure out what would be a good use of that time. Otherwise, things are calming down, I feel like life is entering a new phase, like things are where I thought they’d be, where I used to be trying to get to where I am now.

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