Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dan Nicholas Park

We took Hanna and Joe to Salisbury, NC, yesterday to Dan Nicholas Park. We had alot of fun. There was so much to do. This is a beautiful park, very well maintained and you can tell alot of money has gone into the park for upkeep. There were so many different activities to choose from. We tried to do them all, but Joe tuckered out after being there most of the day and we didn't get our Putt Putt in. We'll have to go back again in the future:-).

While we were there we toured the small aquarium, rode the train, toured the "Wildlife Walk" (which includes some cool animals like bears, foxes, wolves and woodchucks among others), panned for gems in their flumes (our favorite part), rode the carousel and the kids had fun playing on the mega playground equipment they have set up. Jamie and Hanna also took us on a paddle boat ride around the pond. (You can even fish while you're there if you'd like.) I sat in the back of the paddle boat with Joe while Jamie and Hanna chauffeured us around.

After we left the park we headed to South Park Mall in Charlotte and met my brother and Teresa for a very yummy dinner at Maggiano's. We headed over to The Cheesecake Factory:-) for dessert and then came home full of good food and tired from all we did throughout the day. We always enjoy these little day trips we take, but this one was extra fun. It was so relaxing and we did things we don't normally do, lots of fun things. It was a fun day and definitely one we will all store in our special bank of family memories that I hope to keep adding to through the years to come!


  1. You guys are so sweet during your family outings. I'm glad you had a great time. The kids looked like they were enjoying themselves. You'll have to get out your rock tumbler now. I bet you got quite a collection.

  2. Looks like you guys had a fun filled weekend! Jealous you got to hang with Matthew and Teresa! I haven't seen them in ages!!!