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    NC Parks: Pettigrew State Park

    Pettigrew State Park was a interesting one. A little over an hour from us, it made the perfect morning trip with plenty of time left for relaxing in the afternoon. But as I searched the park’s address (to make sure we were going the right way), I stumbled upon people commenting how the park was haunted by WEREWOLVES. Yes. Werewolves. Apparently something came out on one of the travel channel’s last year about the park. We didn’t see any werewolves (though I could definitely picture it) during our visit but we saw lots of other neat things. Pettigrew in Creswell, which is this super-small town, and surrounds Lake Phelps. It’s…

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    NC Parks: Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

    Plans change. Like Daniel Tiger says, “Things may change and that’s okay, today we can do things a different way.” Originally when we planned to go up to see family in Moore County for Memorial Day, we wanted to hit 3 state parks as part of the NC Passport Program. But our trip ended up getting cut a bit, so we settled for the closest – Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve. Weymouth Woods is covered with hundreds of longleaf pine trees and contains a myriad of rare creatures – the red-cockaded woodpecker, pine barrens tree frog, fox squirrel, mud sunfish and the sandhills chub. It also holds the oldest known living longleaf pine,…

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    Day Trip: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

    Not far from where we live is the Outer Banks. Since becoming a work-at-home mom, I’ve been making regular trips to the Outer Banks for meet-ups, beach trips, and playground adventures. I had been wanting to take Caleb to the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island but held off because I felt this was a family adventure. I didn’t want Robb to miss out on this moment so I waited… and waited… and waited… and reminded Robb that children 2 and under are free, then the prices jump up. So we finally went. Now, to be fair to Robb, we were going to go a few weekends ago. Our plan was…