Thursday, June 2, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend

The most unbelievable thing happened over Memorial Day weekend - we had no soccer tournament! We were free to do whatever we wanted and what we wanted to do was to go out to Block Island and spend the weekend at the beach.

And that is exactly what we did.

We arrived on Saturday and spent the first few hours doing house maintenance.  We put up all the screens and I made up all the beds.  And then Gordy and I took a long bike ride while the kids played on the beach.  We cooked at home and watched a movie.  It was a beautiful day but a little chilly.

Sunday, however, was amazing.  It was sunny and it was hot and while no one felt like wearing swimsuits and going into the water, we did went all want to go to the beach.

We brought Pippa Middleton - who absolutely loves a walk on the beach - and decided to work on training her to beach walk off-leash.

She did a great job, which was encouraging.  

I've just realized that all the photos I have are of Pippa wearing a leash or one of us holding a leash, so you are probably wondering what I'm talking about, but we really did let her walk around free-range style, we just kept her leash on and dragging behind her, just in case she started to run away and needed to be stopped.

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