Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rock Hill

Steven's sister, Alicia, lives in Rock Hill, SC and we jumped in the car on Sunday and took a day trip up there to see them.  Alicia moved there about 15 years ago, and this was the first time the family has seen each other since then.  Needless to say, it was quite a reunion!  Alicia has four kids, Taylor 14, Chelsea 13, Mikayla 4, and Karlee 4 months.  Her boyfriend, Andy is a really nice guy and he planned a few activities for the day. 

We first went to this huge park that had an amazing playground for the kids.  James and Mikayla had a blast on the slides and jungle gyms.  We then went to the Rock Hill Museum which was awesome!  They had numerous animal and interactive kid exhibits as well as a planetarium!  We spent several hours there and everyone really enjoyed it!  Andy then took us on a tour of Winthrop University's campus and their outdoor athletic facilities which are beautiful!  Finally we stopped at Lake Wylie which is HUGE!  It spans across 3 states and the part we saw reminded me of Lake James in northern IN only on a much bigger scale. 

We then went back to Alicia's place and Andy grilled burgers and hot dogs for our BBQ dinner.  The kids had fun playing together, and it was nice getting a chance to visit.  We hope that since we're now only 4 hours away we will be able to get together more often. 

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