Thursday, January 14, 2010

Our Trip: Part One

One of the highlights of our trip was stopping at the Atherton family home on our way to Ohio.  We met Mr. Atherton and his daughters at the "Father and Daughter" retreat a couple of years ago.  Since then, I've corresponded with Victoria and we were really excited for this opportunity for our families to get together.  We greatly enjoyed the time of fellowship and it was very nice to be able to meet and visit with the rest of their family as well.

Fellowshipping while we ate dinner.

The other table.

After dinner, we had a fun time playing some games.  The Atherton's taught us how to play "Upset the Fruit Basket".  We had a great playing the game!!

Sabrina in the middle.

Find a seat quick!

Olivia and Sayer

Waiting to hear what Stasia would call out.

In our places.

Next we had a great time playing "Dutch Blitz" (quite similar to "Nertz") with giants size cards!!!  We divided up into teams and we each had our own team name as well.

"The Sailing Sisters"

"The Green Mountain Boy"


"The Quartet"

Getting ready.

In action.

Getting the cards out to the middle.

More playing.

Some of the movie "Pendragon: Sword of His Father" was filmed on their property.  It was really neat to see some of the places in person!  After the games, we headed out to the horse barn where all of the stable scenes were shot and the kids got to ride on one of the horses.







Then all three of the little ones got on!

Seth, Samuel and Sayer by one of the "Pendragon" shields.

Sienna, Victoria and Stasia by the "Pendragon" shield.

Then, we got pictures in the horse stalls that Artos and Wenneveria used.

Next, we went to their cellar which was used as the dungeon in "Pendragon".

On the "dungeon" stairs.

In the corner

(Note: The Atherton's have canned rows and rows of fruit, veggies, jam etc. It was so neat to see all of them!)

Victoria and I

The Atherton and Cochran Children

We sure had a great time with you all!!!  Thank you again for having us and thank you for all of the pictures too!!!


Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

How fun!

I enjoyed seeing the areas where Pendragon was filmed too!

Very nice pictures too. :)


Anonymous said...

Great blog! Lovely photos, too!


The Ahlgren Family said...

Looks like an enjoyable trip! Blog posts with lots of pictures are so fun! Can't wait to see part two!
It was sooooo good to see you again on Sunday Savannah (and you too Mr. Cochran :D)! It'd been such a long time! Your haircut is very cute and lovely! I really like it!
Hope and pray you all are feeling well now!
Lord willing we'll see you Sunday!