Sam, Grand-mère and I caught a ride with John and Jane to Richmond from our Newport New family gathering. AC had traveled separately the night before so he could play with his soccer team in the semi-finals this morning, and we left my car at Grand-mère’s condo overnight. Good news: AC’s team won and advances […]
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And there was a cake! I think conferences should always include cake.
Sam and I text message and send photos to each other the night before the SCBWI Mid-Atlantic conference in DC.
We went to two soccer games today: The Red Raptors in Cville (Sam’s team) played yellow. Raptors lost 3-5. Sam scored the first goal for her team. Then we drove up to Washington to see DC United play the Philadelphia Union on their homeschool day. It was an exciting game, but Union lost to DC […]
Sam got to help saw a log in a replica of an 18-century saw mill at the Great Hopes Plantation.
After the parade, General Washington inspected the troops in front of the courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg. And they fired a cannon!
Day one of our Williamsburg trip began at the Great Wolf Lodge/Waterpark.
The house where I spent the first 9 years of my life. Missing: the huge Japanese maple I used to climb.
At Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
In addition to the nightly whiffle ball tournament (Sam won this evening, 6-5-2), there are also various World Cup games, complete with brick goal posts.
Sam and I are in PA for the week. While the World Cup occupies much of the world, there’s a little-known and little-followed yearly wiffle ball tournament taking place in suburban Philadelphia. The league had to adjust the rules because one of the players has a busted left foot that prevents her from running. But […]
Janet, Scottie, and Sam in front of Lily the camper, where I got to stay in luxurious comfort, while AC and Sam had a more outdoorsy sleeping experience in our two-person tent 🙂
Yes, we rode a total of 21 miles from Chickahominy Riverfront Park to Jamestown and back, plus various little side trips. Beautiful day and wonderful time with Scottie and Janet, who rode their cool, recumbent bicycles. No sore bottoms for them. Me on the other hand… Bonus picture… because it’s so rare that I have […]
for Chickahominy Riverfront Park near Williamsburg, VA. Bikes will be ridden.
in Lynchburg, VA. We did a pre-anniversary, pre-birthday bike ride because, thank heavens, cycling is okay for my injured foot (mostly). 16.5 miles today!
in Newport News, VA.
The Return Trip: 1. Car to train station in Champaign. 2. Train to Chicago (3 hours) Lunch in Chicago (Indian — yum) 3. Walk to “L” train. 4. “L” train till they kick us off because they’re working on the tracks & put us on a shuttle. 5. Shuttle to “L” train station farther down […]