You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

2nd Day at the Machen Homestead

We went to Calvert Cliffs State Park. Since none of us had ever been there, we weren't exactly sure of what to expect.

We began the days' adventure with a 1.8 mile walk/hike to the beach.

We made a cabanna by holding up towels so the kids could change into their suits. Next time they'll just wear them. The kids looked for all kinds of fossils and cool rocks, and they built sand forts. Jake and I walked the shore keeping an eye out for sea nettles.

Then we hiked 1.8 miles back to the parking lot and decided we had enough energy left to play on the tire playground. It was a shame that it was 90+ degrees that day so the tires were almost too hot to touch, but they had a lot of fun swinging back and forth on the hose/rope.
Trouble, trouble

The kids were running down the hill back to the truck when Hank's friend got an arrow-sized stick jabbed into the top of his foot so we spent some time at urgent care and then later that night at the ER. In the end, it turns out the poor little guy has a broken bone so he's in a boot for about 5 weeks. He was incrediblybrave about the whole thing and I was very proud of him.

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