Shealy’s and Fireworks

Yesterday’s thunderstorms produced a cloudy, cooler albeit humid morning. We ran around the elementary school playground until Megan started complaining. I was annoyed with her although I later found out why she was being so wimpy.

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During Logan’s nap the big kids watched Jumanji for the first time. Around three we started our road trip to pick up both grandmothers and drive to Batesburg-Leesville, home of the famous Shealy’s BBQ. Just before we left the house Megan said she felt achy and Ben said his “neck hurt on the inside.” I gave them both a dose of Motrin and they perked up in no time.

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After stuffing ourselves with all things Southern, we had a few hours to kill before the fireworks at Lake Murray, so we played at the park. The kids loved spotting fireflies.

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The fireworks were fun, and we had a good view even if we were a bit far away. No one fell in the lake, which was a relief, but by the time we left Megan and Ben were burning up with fever. We got home around 10:30 and within minutes I had given them both Tylenol and lukewarm baths and snuggled them in the bed they’ve been sharing. Apparently this bug is going to make the rounds.

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