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Spring Just Sprang (Again)!

Spring is thought of as the transition to basketball madness, planning for the end of the school year, and getting the lawn mower prepped for another season.  But really, there is much more going on. Just in the small confines of the backyard there is a small world of Adventure.  Curious kids find these pockets of wonder and want to know more.  And more.  And more. We love it. We encourage examining and questioning and respecting nature.  So if you could use a primer to pique your child's interest in the backyard, here are a few examples from ours: Even the weeds are beautiful     Blueberry blossoms   Early Spring and then a last frost   A busy bumblebee...

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An Adventure to Grayson's Island

{Alternate Extra-Long Title: Why Winter is the Best Time to Explore Lowcountry Nature with Kids.} One warm day a few weeks ago, we made a promise to have an Adventure.  Without any expectations, we hopped into the car with a shoulder bag worth of snacks and headed to Palmetto Islands County Park in Mt. Pleasant. As per usual, the 'Big Toy' playground was a-buzz.  Kids from toddlers to tweens enjoyed challenging obstacles under the natural canopy.  And while a whole afternoon can be spent here, today's destination was the Park Center.  Actually (as our kids like to say with a clarifying tone), our destination was under the Park Center -- the flotilla of vacant peddle-boats. With a reasonable $6 paid, we...

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The Family of Famous Adventures

We are a family business. Actually, to properly convey the proportions, it should be written: We are a FAMILY Business. That word 'family' tells a couple of stories: Story 1: Without a family, Famous Adventures wouldn't exist.  Famous Adventures grew from the seed of a reflected question, "How do we share our love of the outdoors with our little ones?"  Through our actions, we hope our children can appreciate the natural environment, and can recognize the special ecosystem of the Lowcountry.  We hope to one day tease them with the word 'treehugger.' Story 2: Famous Adventures is Family focused.  We hope to encourage all members of your Family to experience the beauty of the outdoors, and to engage at a level that...

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Supermoons and Superheroes

This weekend we went on a vacation "to the mountains."  You know you're from the Lowcountry when you refer to Western North Carolina as "the mountains."  We packed up the dog, our winter clothes (sweaters), and away we went for relaxing weekend in the mountains. We lived in Asheville and Hendersonville, NC before moving to Charleston to be closer to family, and "the mountains" are our favorite place to be.  We desperately want it to be a favorite place for our children, too.  But after this weekend, there's a 50/50 chance they'll want to go back ... As we crossed from the South Carolina upstate into North Carolina, there were very loud shouts of "MOUNTAINS!" from the back seat.  So far so...

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