Sebastian and I took a quick road trip to visit my Mom and to pick raspberries on Friday. In addition to gathering raspberries, we did some hiking and made our way out to the old white pine tree and the furthest hay fields. We picked up some scratches, bug bites and a wood tick along the way, but it was totally worth it.
We had a little fun with sparklers on the 4th of July. Using a long exposure on the camera, we created the images below.
Sophia tried it out first.
Next, Ella gave it a try.
I think we did pretty well given it was our first time. 🙂
By request, Mike and I brought Sophia and her friends to Canal Park on Saturday evening to celebrate her (belated) birthday. She and her friends wanted to go out to dinner and walk around Canal Park and the Lakewalk. It was a nice evening and there were many tourists in the shops, restaurants and wandering around by the lake. We decided to also do the tourist thing while waiting for Sophia and her friends. As we walked around by the lake we saw the stream of tourists headed for the canal in anticipation of a large ship making its way into port. Although we have seen more ships than we can count over the years, we paused and decided to watch the ship too. As we watched it approach, we realized it is still fun to see after all these years. I’m still amazed that they can navigate through the narrow canal and under the Aerial Lift Bridge. It really never gets old.