Sunday, August 10

Last One for the Summer

We got together with Matt's friends, Sakib and Domenico and their families on Saturday at Riverbend Park in Great Falls, VA. Tucked away in a remote river setting, with 400 acres of forest, meadows and ponds, we enjoyed a bbq picnic with yummy marinated steak and chicken, salads and lots of munchies and fizzy's to drink. We enjoyed watching others kayak, canoe and even fish from several small jon boats.

Maddy and Nino went along with Matt, Sakib and Rosie on their own jon boat and had a blast. Daddy had trouble with the oars so Maddy had to help him. They kept drifting down the river and I was starting to panic until Daddy finally got the hang of the oars and managed to turn the boat around.

Maddy and I spent a bit of time looking at nature and taking pictures of butterflys, tadpoles, and nasty bugs so we could identify them online. I was hoping to walk the hiking trails but somehow we never got around to it. Keeping up with Nino (3 1/2 yrs) and Khalil (20 mths) was a handful for their mothers but fun watching them enjoy themselves.

Kelly and Khalil

Kelly, Khalil, Domenico, Sakib, Rosie, Matt, Maddy and Nino inside the tent

Drifting Away

We spent the rest of the evening at Rosie and Domenico's apartment, relaxing and enjoying each other's company. On Tuesday, Daddy is off to Guatemala and Sakib is off to Liberia at the end of the month. When they return, it's camping time and being one with nature LOL


  1. That's so cool! You guys are so good about getting out and about. All we ever do is stay home or go to the supermarket!! LOL

    Looks like a beautiful place. I'm surprised the boat didn't capsize with Matt in charge! ha,ha

    Have a good trip to Guatemala Matt. Mark volunteered there once upon a time...and says that it's one of his favourite places.

  2. haha I'm surprised they made it back to shore LOL

    The only time we get out and about is when Matt is home. When he is away it's 'go home stay home' for Maddy and I.

    It's going to be a quiet four weeks while Matt is in Guatemala and Belize, but that is ok, School starts up in a few weeks so that will keep Maddy busy :)


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