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!
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!”