One of the joys of our sabbatical time away is exploring new areas as a family.
Honestly, we are not good about this even in our own wonderful area of North Carolina,
but we do not want our time in Tennessee to go to waste.
After an emotional, draining time in Georgia during Nathan's mother's hospitalization (more about that in another blog post, hopefully), we came back to Jackson and wanted to spend some time outdoors.
We found Chickasaw State Park about thirty minutes away from our front door, and we fell in love. Hiking trails, picnic tables, a playground, and a lovely little lake are some of the features. We spent two Saturdays in a row there, and cannot wait to return. Our goal is to become a family of hikers--we have to build up to longer and more difficult hikes, especially for little Eleanor, but we all enjoy them.