Mountains-to-Sea (the river, Day Two)

We had so much fun yesterday. We heard the story of Jesus getting “lost” in the temple and learned about the rocks that might have built that temple. We also learned a bit about the geology of our state. Aaaand … we ended the day on Zoom singing John Denver’s “Country Roads.” (Nope, we did not see that coming.)

Today, we’ll hear the story of Jesus traveling to the River Jordan to be baptized by his cousin John. We’ll travel, too – to the Piedmont region of North Carolina and to Eno River State Park, where baptisms have been celebrated by Mt. Gilead Baptist Church for more than a hundred years.

Many thanks to Laura Jane, Emma and Daniel for telling our bible story.

If you want to visit Few’s Ford on the Eno River (where Mt. Gilead sometimes baptizes people), it’s a very easy walk from the Eno River Cole Mill access. You can push a stroller. You can take off your shoes and wade in the water. We visited this past Sunday and while it was busy, everyone was safely distanced. There are also multiple trails that lead away from the ford (the shallow part of a river where a car or horse or people might cross) and the paths were wide open. Here’s a glimpse:

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