21 September 2011

South of the Border

If you have traveled along the I-95 corridor between NC and SC, you are probably familiar with the infamous and somewhat-spooky complex known as South of the Border, which sits frozen in time at the state line. Despite regularly traveling this route for the past 16 years, we have successfully avoided any reason to ever stop there... until now, when the lure of a playground and open greenspace become compelling reasons to stop anywhere if it means that a cooped-up toddler can blow off some steam during a long road trip. Behold, photographic evidence of our stop at SOTB, which apparently was wildly popular in the 1960s and 1970s but is in a current state of decay. If there's a life-sized elephant or a miniature merry-go-round, count us in!

17 September 2011

School Days

After a long, fun summer break, Court returned to his morning preschool program this month. He attends the program two mornings per week and he was very excited to put his new lunch pail to use on the first day. We dressed him up in his fancy outfit for photos, but then he changed into something that he could safely get messy for the actual day at school. We are fortunate to live just two blocks away and we enjoy walking to school together with our dog Edith in tow.