Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Monday, July 04, 2016


There isn't a day that passes that one of my children doesn't whine about "missing home."  Remick misses other people to play with and visit. Makili misses his space and down time. It is interesting how much they crave the routine and rhythm of home. It has made me think about that. How do we encourage children to be adventurous and embrace change, especially when home will be there again soon enough.  Is that something we want children to be able to do?  Will they learn from this experience that life waits for them at home while they are growing and expanding?  That is what I learned 20+ years ago when I was an exchange student for a summer.  I hope when we are home they will have positive memories from this adventure that will give them the courage to take future adventures. 

Adirondacks at their most glorious.

Too short really but oh so glorious. 

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Cobble hill - lake placid

From Makili: the beach was fun. We went swimming and got soaked and we had to bike the rest d the way in wet pants. 

The farmers market was amazing. I bought this flavored but butter and blue berries and maple candies. It was all delicious. 

Looking for champ.

Friday, July 01, 2016

This coul conceivably be the most beautiful day in the history of the world.

Clyde river

Remick: the best part of our trip today was seeing a river otter and a muskrat. I liked when I would set down my paddle and my hands would glide through the water.