A PLACE TO HIDE was published in the Western Itasca Review today! In the article I talk about the three different places we have lived: Arkansas, N. Ireland, and Minnesota. So I thought it would be fun to post a few photos here of those places.
This photo is my all time favorite of the children, in fact I had a canvas made of it that is proudly hanging in our living room. It was taken at Withrow Springs State Park in Arkansas. Note the shorts and bare feet, ah - I miss not having to wear three layers of clothing.This is a park that I went to as a child so it was always fun to bring the kids, we started having picnics with Rebecca there when she was just a baby.
This was taken in Helen's Bay, N. Ireland, a beautiful town that was just a short train ride away. Of course once we got off the train we could see not a single sign pointing to the beach so we stood on the side of the road in the deserted town looking confused until a tiny car pulled over and a tiny man got out and asked if he could help. Once he found out where we were trying to go he piled all five of us plus our stroller and all our bags into his car and drove us there! Note the jackets and hats, a bit chiller and windier on the coast than in Arkansas!
And this was taken soon after we moved to Northern Minnesota. The first "real" snow the kids had ever played in, they were so excited about being able to make a snowman that was over 2 feet tall. And of course they are wearing a lot more clothes! Brrrr!
I hope you enjoy the article.