We squeezed lemons and made Perfect Lemonade from scratch.
We had a dance party on the day it poured down rain (5 1/2 inches) and then went out and jumped in puddles after the rainstorm ended.
We watched chickens run around in a friend’s yard and looked for tadpoles and listened to Old Grandfather Frog say chugarum.
We hiked Laurel Loop on the American Chestnut Land Trust, visited the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and the Calvert Marine Museum, cruised on the William B. Tennyson, played at the tire playground at Calvert Cliffs State Park, and walked through the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp.
We went down to the beach on the Fourth of July and watched the fireworks displays all around the Chesapeake Bay and even had some go off right over our heads!
We went to a crab feast and Zac learned how to pick crabs.
We watched a horseshoes tournament, went to an ice cream social and a pancake breakfast and an International Potluck (not all at the same time), and ate a picnic dinner and listened to a band play at the Concert on the Green. Zac spent an earnest evening there at the Softball Field very happily filling a construction cone with dried grass, along with his friend Thaddeus. Zac also participated in his very first Community House Game this year: the Egg & Spoon Race for the 5 and under category.
And we relaxed.
I learned how to play cribbage this summer, which made me very happy. I also took my Real Script class via Zoom with Rebecca Loveless and spent the month practicing my new penmanship! I also got to sit down and actually read some of my new books. I don’t have much time to read at home!
Putting Pen to Paper:
A New Approach to Handwriting
Scientists’ Cliffs always has a big Auction every summer and this year, because the car broke down, we were here for it. I am definitely leaving with more than I brought with me, including
a child size snow shovel
a guitar for Becca
Ravensburger Alphabet Zoop
Haba Socken Zocken
a sound cannon
a bird feeder
a stock pot
two loaf pans
two spray bottles for the mud kitchen
a box of buttons
a Pampered Chef ceramic baking dish
two huge pinecones
a whisk and a ladle for the mud kitchen
a bag of old-fashioned clothespins
We got a ton of stuff and only spent $5.00!!!! If you go the next morning, all of the things which haven’t yet sold are available for free, so that’s pretty amazing. We were right up there at 9 am, looking around to see what was left over. Zac got the two things he really wanted, which were a BIG ride-on Tonka fire truck and a green child-sized John Deere wheelbarrow. He was so pleased. The Auction was the perfect wrap-up to our time here.
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