Yesterday was the day of the planned hike to Calvert Cliffs State Park, with my friend, Nanette and her grandson, Wyatt, (who is Ashley's age). The attendant at the gate to the park gave me three sharks teeth for the kids in the event that they didn't find any fossils or shark's teeth (very cool).
Finally at the Bay, with a wonderful breeze! It was a long and hot hike, and we have to trek 1.8 miles BACK to the car and our picnic lunch. We brought water and snacks on the hike, we just underestimated how much water we would need on a hot day like yesterday. The terrain was relatively flat and for the most part shaded, which was a huge help.
The hike back was hot, sweaty and slow. A precious token was broken and then dropped and lost, lots of tears, and my words of encouragement and support did little to rectify the situation. (A phone call to Mom, however, did the trick). We FINALLY made it back to the car and our lunch at an obliging picnic table in the shade (no photos at all of that event, too hot and just plain too tired).
I should have headed home after the hike and picnic, but the girls wanted to go to the pool. After 45 minutes, one was done, the other one wanted to stay, and we ended up going home.
Tacos for dinner and a relaxing evening with a movie for Ashley, reading for Eli, and me trying to stay awake.
Low key for the rest of the week, and hopefully keeping it fun for the girls.