Sunday, August 17, 2014
Just when I thought this weekend couldn't get any better, it did! We headed to East of Maui, a ski/skate/SUP/etc. store in Annapolis, to see if their birthday sale had a deal good enough to finally bring home a stand-up paddle board for me. I had been lusting over the Boga Yoga SUP, but when we got there the one in the store had a "sold" tag on it. Surprise! It was sold to Frank! He had called as soon as the sale began Friday and bought it, and I was totally surprised! The kids knew, too! They scored a kid-sized paddle, and I even got new shades. We headed home and immediately got it in the water. WOW! This is a great board!
We decided to head up to the South River this weekend to take in the free concert at Quiet Waters State Park. Not enough wind to sail, so we motored past the crazy busy madness of Harness Creek and settled in for an afternoon of swimming and lounging in Aberdeen Creek. The water was perfect and there weren't any sea nettles! We put out the nettle net anyway as the kids were tentative after Katreina's sting last weekend. The weather was totally abnormal for mid-August--dry, warm, and cool at night.
We dinghied over to Quiet Waters and walked about 15 minutes to the concert venue. We sat on our towel enjoying the music, hot dogs, and Kona Ice. Back home we had part 2 of dinner (watermelon and tortilla chips), watched a movie, and gazed at the stars.
After a perfectly comfortable night of sleep, I had one of my best mornings of the summer. Coffee and yoga while listening to the cacophony of birds, followed by some sweet time chatting with my littles while we sat on the transom in our pjs with our feet in the water. After breakfast, we swam. The water was perfect. The morning was perfect. And now we are happily sailing home!