Archive for the 'Exploratory' Category

16 November 2014 Capeharts at Rocketts Landing

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

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 […]

25 October 2014 35th Anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic SCBWI

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

And there was a cake! I think conferences should always include cake.

24 October 2014 Good Night from DC

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Sam and I text message and send photos to each other the night before the SCBWI Mid-Atlantic conference in DC.

27 September 2014 DC United v. Philadelphia Union

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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 […]

18 September 2014 18th-century Saw Mill

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Sam got to help saw a log in a replica of an 18-century saw mill at the Great Hopes Plantation.

16 September 2014 Fife and Drum

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

After the parade, General Washington inspected the troops in front of the courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg. And they fired a cannon!

15 September 2014 Great Wolf Lodge

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Day one of our Williamsburg trip began at the Great Wolf Lodge/Waterpark.

22 June 2014 Summer Seedlings

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

21 June 2014 Rockwood Road

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

The house where I spent the first 9 years of my life. Missing: the huge Japanese maple I used to climb.

20 June 2014 Live Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Friday, June 20th, 2014

At Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

19 June 2014 World Cup

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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.

18 June 2014 American Girl Café in NYC

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

17 June 2014 Mom-Mom’s Tiger Lilies

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

16 June 2014 The Start of Wiffle Ball Season

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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 […]

15 June 2014 The Gals

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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 🙂

14 June 2014 21 Miles!

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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 […]

13 June 2014 Hitting the Road

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

for Chickahominy Riverfront Park near Williamsburg, VA. Bikes will be ridden.

31 May 2014 We Love the James River Heritage Trail

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

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!

3 May 2014 Paddle Boating on Lake Maury

Monday, May 5th, 2014

in Newport News, VA.

13 April 2014 Riding the “L” in Chicago

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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 […]