I had the privilege of spending Saturday morning with my family. As my wife and I looked at our schedule for the next few months, we realized that there was little “off” time for us, especially on the weekends. So after a quick debate over working around the new place or spending time with the kids, we chose the latter.

We decided to go to a state park that is only a few minutes from where we live. Expecting the park to be like the ones we frequent in Georgia, this park had an entirely different attraction. South Mountain State Park is a park for hikers, with numerous trails and different grades of difficulty. We did not find one swing set or slide. There was nothing for us to do but enjoy nature and each other.

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We had a great time. We hiked the .05 mile River trail as well as half of the High Shoals Falls trail. Unfortunately we did not complete the trail to the waterfall because of unexpected rain. I did have a blast showing my kids how to skip rocks and eat sunflower seeds. They haven’t gotten the hang of either yet so we have planned another trip! I can’t wait!


About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

2 responses »

  1. Mona Jones says:

    What a smart decision you made. The kids, Russell especially, will remember the day. One more thing, you are teaching him how to be a man, a good one.

    Blessings on you all, we love and miss you,

  2. slamdunk says:

    Sounds like a great time Chuck. We have several parks with trails and no playgrounds near us and the kids almost always have a super time. I think it is more the time we as a family invest as opposed to the attractions visited.

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