Well, I didn' t almost die in the ocean on my most recent trip to Maryland... Actually, I had a lot of fun, particularly playing with my youngest cousins, Analisa and Evangeline. (Asa and Dadandaden) They are 3 and 2 (but Evangeline says that she is three... and everyone else is three, too) Evangeline chased the Seagulls, he short little self running up and down the beach crying "birdie, birdie!", and her arms up in the air. And picking up EVERYTHING on the beach. "Clam! I yike clams... you yike clams... here, hold it." "Rock! I yike rocks... you yike rocks... here, hold it." And Analisa kept going to the water, deciding she didn't like it, and running back up to the chairs, but saw us playing at the edge of the water, came back, rinse, and repeat. 'Twas rather amusing...
My muscles are so sore... one day we went out on the Chesapeke Bay, on a boat, and went "tubing", which is like water skiing, only you are hanging for dear life off the back of a tube.
The next day was the beach.
The next day (yesterday) we went to Antietam... down to Burnside Bridge and back is a hike up a steep hill, in the heat. But it was fun.
The whole time, I've had some icky summer cold thats left me sniffly with headaches and a sore throat and cough.
I need a camera to document these lovely times...