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Drinking Founders "Backwoods Bastard" with my son on Thanksgiving Eve

Spending a week with super-daughter and her family in rural North Carolina



For my wife and I, this past week was about being part of a family.  We spent eight days in rural North Carolina with our daughter, her husband and two grandkids.  It was an adventure in relationships where we got to spend quality time with each other.  

We spent this time at their temporary home on the grounds of a Wesleyan church camp.  There were lots of trees, roads with very few cars, cows, pigs, goats and a whole lot of quiet.

We talked and talked some more.  We played.  We read books.  We played hide and seek.  We played with a two-liter of pop and mentos and had a tea party on the living room floor.

My conclusion after the visit; my family is a real gift from God.