Slainte Legacy Chapter 6 – Deaglan’s Surprise Weekend

The Slainte Family has spent their first week in their new mansion, Barondale, there have been ups and downs for the Family during the week and Deaglan decides to give the Family a big surprise on the weekend to celebrate their first week as well as Mother’s Day.


Deaglan is doing very successfully at work and the children have all made it up to B students in their new school. Arwen has been working very hard on her garden to gather the best and freshest ingredients for cooking and making her Natural Herbicide Oil. Deaglan has heard from some of his coworkers that there is a lovely National Forest a few hours north of where they live in Willow Creek, in a town called Granite Falls. His coworker told him how breathtaking the scenery is there and are both cabins and campgrounds to rent there as well as beautiful hiking and fishing areas. He also mentioned to Deaglan that he’s heard that some people have met a hermit there that grows the most amazing organic plants and knows a secret organic fertilizer recipe for growing the best plants. Deaglan thinks that this might be the perfect opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day together, their first week’s achievements, give the family a well needed break, explore new areas of their new country and maybe Siobhan can convince the hermit to share her secret fertilizer with her!

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Over a grilled steak dinner that night Deaglan makes an announcement.

Deaglan announces, “I have a surprise planned for us this weekend!”

Aiden exclaims, “I hope it is something active where I can play!”

Siobhan says, “Calm yourselves children, we still don’t know what Daddy has in store for us, although I am excited myself!”

“Don’t you worry!” Deaglan says “I believe there will be something to entertain everyone! We are going to Granite Falls National Forest to camp for the weekend!”

Arwen shrieks with joy over this news.

Alroy comments “I bet this will be a fun family adventure.”

“I sure hope we enjoy ourselves there, I know there are many new activities for us to try and Siobhan, I think you will find the hermit’s gardening knowledge very interesting.”

“Oh my yes, I am looking for a better way to fertilize my garden and perfect the quality of the plants!” Siobhan replies.

“Than it’s settled, every one get a good night’s sleep and be ready to leave first thing tomorrow morning, you kids better have an early night.” Deaglan commands “I also bought everyone new camping gear for the trip you will find them in your rooms!”

Arwen trills “Oh, Daddy I love new clothes!”


Everyone heads to bed early, the Family is excited to head out for Granite Falls National Park !


Everyone is ready bright and early at 7am to get into the car for the trip to the campground.

Everyone is ready bright and early at 7am to get into the car for the trip to the campground.

Once they arrived, everyone got acquainted with their campground. The boys check out the horseshoe pit and Deaglan doesn't look too pleased with the bugs here.

Once they arrived, everyone got acquainted with their campground. The boys check out the horseshoe pit and Deaglan doesn’t look too pleased with the bugs here.

After settling in the family family decides to check out the different activities. The boys and Deaglan head off to the stream to fish and Siobhan and Arwen stay at the campsite.

Siobhan and Arwen have some girl time around the campfire.

Siobhan and Arwen have some girl time around the campfire. Arwen really looks like her Mum here, she has her lips and eyebrows I think. This vacation is a wonderful Mother’s Day gift to Siobhan.

The boys (and man) check out this fishing spot to see what's biting.

The boys (and man) check out this fishing spot to see what’s biting.

This is the fishing stop they have chosen to try out, everyone agrees that Granite Falls is a beautiful place.

This is the fishing spot they have chosen to try out and they all agree that Granite Falls is a beautiful place!

Alroy was the first one to catch a fish!

Alroy was the first one to catch a fish!

Deaglan caught one too!

Deaglan caught one too!

Alroy caught another fish, this one was a salmon big enough for dinner! Poor Aiden didn't catch a single fish.

Alroy caught another fish, this one was a salmon big enough for dinner! Poor Aiden didn’t catch a single fish.

The twins and Deaglan head back to the campsite right after Alroy catches the salmon in order to preserve its freshness. It was getting to be dinner time anyway.

The boys and Deaglan head back to the campsite right after Alroy catches the salmon in order to preserve its freshness.

While Siobhan cooks the salmon Alroy caught, Deaglan and the triplets played a game of cards. Aiden looks pretty smug about his hand!

While Siobhan cooks the salmon Alroy caught, Deaglan and the triplets played a game of cards. Aiden looks pretty smug about his hand!

Siobhan grills Alroy’s lovey salmon right away because the fish will not fit into the cooler whole. After that since there is still time in the day, they decide to go explore the national forest area. Deaglan wants to fish some more, he is secretly embarrassed that his son had caught a bigger fish than he did, Alroy wants to check out the Visitors Center, which houses lots of local specimens and artifacts. Aiden is hoping to maybe see a bear? And Siobhan and Arwen are hoping to find the hermit and learn some gardening tips, Siobhan hopes she will learn her secret fertilizer recipe!

Siobhan had been talking to the Park Ranger earlier and had heard a few interesting pieces of information.

Siobhan had been talking to the Park Ranger earlier and had heard a few interesting pieces of information.

Alroy walks to the Visitors Center and checks out the bugs on display.

Alroy walks to the Visitors Center and checks out the bugs on display.

Deaglan finally catches a fish that was big enough to be proud of.

Deaglan finally catches a fish that was big enough to be proud of.

Siobhan searches for the Hermit's

Meanwhile, Siobhan and Arwen search for the Hermit, maybe its through this bramble patch… after a perilous journey she and Arwen arrive in the Deep Woods where the hermit lives.

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The Hermit invites Siobhan and Arwen to cloud gaze with her, and she points out animal and plant shapes.

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She then shares her secret Organic Fertilizer Recipe with Siobhan!

Aiden gets to meets a bear!

Aiden gets to meets a bear!

And gets a bear hug!

And gets a bear hug!


Once it gets to be amost dinner time and the sun is setting the Family heads back to the campground for a dinner of grilled salmon, after everyone gathers around the campfire.


After dinner the Family enjoys the bonfire and roasting marshmallows too!

After dinner the Family enjoys the bonfire, while the children roast marshmallows!

Deaglan asks everyone “how did you all enjoy the trip?”

Alroy immediately answers “I caught a huge fish! I swear it was like 3 feet long! Wasn’t it Mum! Wasn’t it!

“Now Alroy no one likes a tall tale” Siobhan replies

Aiden moans “I didn’t catch anything…” he perks and adds “But I did see a bear!”

Deaglan asks Arwen “Did you and your mother enjoy meeting the Hermit? I guess it turns out the rumors are true!”

“Absolutely” she replies, “It was a beautiful place and we went cloud gazing with the Hermit while we were there.”

“That sounds like fun.” Deaglan says. “Siobhan, did you get any good gardening tips?”

“Why yes I did.” Siobhan replies “When we were finished cloud gazing she showed me around her garden with all its many herbs and after we had become good friends she shared her herbal recipe for Organic Fertilizer with me!”

Deaglan exclaims “That’s great! I know how much your garden means to you. I’m so glad that every one had a great time and that you had a happy Mother’s Day!”


After they hang out for a while around the campfire roasting marshmallows and having  great time, Deaglan brings the triplets in to the tent to tell them a bed time story!


He told them a ghost story! Look who showed up!

He tells them a ghost story and look who shows up! The triplets have to go to sleep after this…

The children are asleep and things get a little heated over the fire.

Now that the triplets are asleep and things get a little heated over the fire.

Deaglan invites Siobhan in for a little woohoo.

Deaglan invites Siobhan in for a little woohoo.

It was spectacular!

It was spectacular!


The next morning was Sunday and marked the end of their vacation in Granite Falls. The Family packs up and heads home, little do they know there is a very different kind of surprise waiting for them at home!


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Goodbye Granite Falls


Stay tuned for Chapter 7


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4 thoughts on “Slainte Legacy Chapter 6 – Deaglan’s Surprise Weekend

  1. Shannon SimsFan says:

    What a fun family vacation! You got great pictures, too! I love that picture of all of them around the campfire at the end, and Deaglan’s second salmon was really impressive! Also, Aiden’s expression playing cards was funny, and he would be the one to meet a bear and not be afraid!

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  2. carovnamaruska says:

    I loved this chapter! Family vacations can be fun! (Especially in TS4, irl it’s not always the case, right?)

    Will you continue with this legacy or are you focusing on other stories now? I’m just asking because I love this family and I would love to hear more about them 🙂

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