Friday, August 14, 2009

Sleepover at the Blue Rocks

This is Charley just before we try to sleep amongst hundreds of hyper-
active Cub Scouts at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington.

Blue Rocks

David and Charley are at the Blue Rocks - and will be camping in the
outfield after the game.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Honey, I shrunk the kids!

Henry, Hannah and Charley will need feeding a lot less, now they been
reduced to pocket-sized.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Elton John & Billy Joel

Cheryl and David watched Billy Joel & Elton John at Citizens Bank Park
in Phili.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Off to Summer Camp

Alex and Henry (and 50 of their closest friends) head off to Eberly
Scout Reservation for their week long Boy Scout Camp today.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Enjoying the Weather

We took a walk in Chestertown after watching the latest Harry Potter
movie - lovely weather.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


We spent the afternoon in Annapolis enjoying the weather and Ice Cream.

Here's Hannah by the City Dock.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Late Lunch on the Chesapeake

Here are Cheryl, Henry and Alex on the boat as we returned to the
River House after a late lunch in Rock Hall, MD.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Whatever Floats Your Boat

The kids, David and Grandad took canoes down the Brandywine River. It was great fun - Charley won the prize for most enthusiastic paddler

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Back to the Future

Charley made a Time Capsule with Grandad - with an inevitable
Spongebob theme. I wonder who will dig it up first...

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Wanderer Returns

Alex returned from his cycling trip, having also spent July 4th in
Washington. He had a great time, having completed the whole 184.5 mile
trip with only 1 'incident'. They apparently had a bit of a bicycle
pile-up after one of the leaders fell off at the front of their group
- no significant injuries though fortunately.

Here he is with some of the other Troop 50 boys unloading the trailer
on their return.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

With only a few minor injuries...

... the whole crew made it to DC.

Alex Completes the C&O Canal Ride

Here's Alex after cycling the 184.5 miles of the C&O Canal. Now him
and the rest of his crew have a slightly more relaxing 2 days in
Washington to take in the sites and attractions.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Charley starts Cub Scout camp

Charley was dropped off this morning for a week of Cub Scout Day
camp. The weather promises to be hot - but they have lots of fun
planned. Hopefully he'll enjoy it. We'll learn more when he gets
picked up.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The whole crew

Here is the whole crew just before setting off for their C&O cycling

Alex leaves on his High Adventure trip

It's early Sunday morning and Alex is setting off on his cycling trip.
He will be cycling the C&O canal, ending up in DC on Thursday. He will
then spend Friday and Saturday in DC, culminating in watching the July
4th fireworks. Let's hope he is ready!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Community Service

Alex and Henry spent the evening tidying the Mount Zion Cemetery in
North Wilmington. Perhaps its most famous inhabitant is the Legendary
Jazz Musician Clifford Brown. Henry's friend Nicholas (visiting from Brazil) joined them as he was a member of Troop 50 prior to leaving for Brazil last summer.

They worked with Troop 50 Boy Scouts to mow, trim and generally make
the cemetery look neat and tidy.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fun on the Jetski

In between the rain, we did manage to get out on the Jetski at the weekend. 58mph with Hannah and Charley on-board - and they loved every second!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Finally the Sun!

We are down at the river house and after torrential rain, the sun is
finally making an appearance.

Just off to take the kids for an ice cream, then the jetski is calling

Friday, June 19, 2009

This is the start of a blog about our summer

The kids are now out of school. We have relatives from England on the way in July and August. We are planning on having fun on the boat and the new jetski.

The kids have a variety of camps organized - including Alex and Henry going off to Boy Scout camp for a week. Alex will also be cycling the C&O Canal, arriving in Washington, DC on July 3rd, just in time for the fireworks on July 4th - apparently that's some big American Holiday!

Look out for more posts of our activities....