Summer – Part III (Maryland)

I think Megan’s face says it all. Swimming in Maryland is like swimming in Lake Superior.


I know, I know, I shouldn’t have. I’ll spare no expense for my parent’s anniversary. Happy Anniversary B & B!!!


Beach time!




Surf’s up!






Colleen walking down the beach trying to be as normal as can be.


Check out the mermaid! Name this movie…”New seashells?” One of my favorite lines from a Disney movie πŸ™‚


Olaf gonna melt.



Serious face. Touching part of 911 destruction. We will never forget.


Poor Evinrude. Megan had this critter on top of her sand pile (look closely) but a wave came and swept Evinrude away. I didn’t see this part but Beth said Megan was chasing this disgusting soggy dragonfly in the water but she couldn’t catch it in the waves. A dad saw her chasing this and must have thought she lost her goggles or something so he put his hand in the water to grab what she was chasing. Beth said the expression on his face said it all when he picked up this nasty thing – ha! Serves you right to try to be nice and help my kids! πŸ™‚





Beth chose the wrong seat at this meal. We went to lunch with Kate and had a fun time catching up with her. She chose a fun place to eat too!


On this trip we had crab dip, crab cake sandwiches, crab balls (those must have been some big crabs – yucka yucka yucka), crab soup (two kinds), and boiled crab. Yummy, yummy, yummy.


Learn English you dumbies. We’re smarter than you’re! Heh heh.


This is what I have written on my dream list for one of my recurring dreams, “See at least one sunrise per year. Sunrises provide a unique opportunity to show how the journey can be as fulfilling as the destination. This is about why I see the sunrise, and what I’m thinking about, and who I see it with, and the effort of getting up early and consciously doing this.” Colleen also wanted to see a sunrise this year. So…we made it happen! We got up at 5:30 a.m. and walked 100′ to the beach πŸ™‚ The morning didn’t look so good at first.


Lots of clouds.


It’s early. Why did I get up so early?


And the sky wasn’t looking so good. Where are you sun?


But then things started to change a bit.


And then they changed a lot! This is what we got up early for! Boom!




Fort McHenry. Sod. Bricks. Big flag. Must have been cool to see that the flag was still there in the morning.





Inner Harbor.


It was really great getting to see Pam and Wally while we were on the East Coast. Fun conversation and cool seeing where they live.


Dragon boats.


What a depressing start to a journey across the country. Hey kids, only 2200 miles to go (on the SAME road!).


Megan using her new birthday gift for hundreds of miles across the country. Thank you B & B! πŸ™‚


We always plan to order Chicago-style stuffed pizza while in Chicago. I was honestly really trying to be a good dad and order a fruit pizza from the menu. It sounded very fruity with fresh fruit and maybe a little healthy after a week’s vacation. So…I place my order and it was hard to hear from a cell phone in the hotel’s lobby. The lady read it back to me and I said to Beth, “I don’t see s’more pizza on the website but I think she might have said “s’more pizza”. I checked the web site again but didn’t see it so we chalked it up to me mishearing it. Uh…we definitely didn’t get a fruit pizza…and I ended up getting more votes in my favor for Father of the Year from the kids πŸ™‚


2 Responses to “Summer – Part III (Maryland)”

  1. Dad & Grandpa T says:

    Glad you all enjoyed the ocean. Was the water cold?
    That sure looks like Evinrude. I bet the good Samaritan was surprised.
    Not for us, but glad you all enjoyed the seafood.
    Only thing better than a sunrise on the beach is a sunset on the beach. Still remember camping on Long Beach on Vancouver Island. Do you remember when we camped there.
    We saw Ft. McHenry from a distance. Thanks for showing us the close-up view. Can’t believe we were all at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at the same time. Probably just as well we didn’t connect as it gave you time with just Wally and Pam.
    Glad to see Megan is enjoying the Legos.
    Not sure the s’more pizza would appeal to me, but I have a hunch that it may become a favorite of some in your family.

  2. admin says:

    I only remember stories from Vancouver…and I think they all involve me peeing on drift wood. Maybe we took a boat ride at some point and a cooler slide across the boat floor and rubbed skin off my leg…nothing but good memories πŸ™‚

    But it sounds so beautiful that I will need to travel there at some point.

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