First weekend in June - Becky, Jen, and I ran the Reviver Challenge at Diamond Hill State Park. It was a 2.5 mile race with 10 obstacles along the way. And it was HARD! First off, the entire course was up, up, up with a steep and scary and fast downhill right at the end. Second, we had to jump over things, crawl under things, carry sandbags, scale a 12 foot wall, and slide down a slip-and-slide! Here I am, Number 347!
Our three goals were: (1) Not finish dead last, (2) Not to throw up, (3) Not to get hurt. We did fine on goals 1 and 2, but Jen hurt her arm on the slip-and-slide! Nothing major, but it did slow us down a minute or two. Overall, a successful race! And we got sushi for lunch at Quan's, so it was a win-win!
Jay and I love the Nemasket River. It flows right through Lakeville and we've been spending some time this spring exploring it.
A few weeks ago, I came home from work and Jay said "Let's go for a canoe ride on the Nemasket!" And away we went...
It was beautiful - and we saw tons of turles!
Hank loved being right in the front of the canoe!
Last weekend we decided to take a ride to a historic section of the Nemasket that has a herring run and a rich history of Native American use. Of course we stopped for an ice cream and Hank drooled the entire way!
We saw a GIGANTIC water snake sunning itself by the river!
And a great blue heron stalking fish.
Two days ago we decided to go for a hike at Betty's Neck after dinner. As we pulled in, look what we saw!!!!! A Northern Red-Bellied Cooter! I love these turltes. They are federally endangered so it's very special to see one.
It was crossing the road, so I helped it across and back into the Pond. Look how big they are!
We walked through the fields at Betty's Neck. It was the perfect day.
Then traveled down to the Pond. Got a little buggy, but we persevered and made it back to the field.
I guess I needed a blogging break, but now I'm back. I've been thinking "Oooo...I should post that on my blog!" every once in a while during the last month or so. I think it's time.
Momma Sue (Nana Sue) and I took Thea to the circus last month. We went to the Big Apple Circus in Boston. We used to do this every year when I was younger, but I hadn't been in decades! It was awesome. Here's Thea - a grumpy Thea!
We gave her some candy and then she was happy:
Auntie Amy and Thea hung out at Government Center while Nana Sue went to Starbucks (o-la-la) to get a coffee.
Thea loved it!
It was visually stunning and the level of talent was awesome.
Grandma the Clown was there. So was Thea the Clown!
At intermission, Thea entertained us with her acrobatic routine!
My favorite - the lady with her rescued dogs, goats, and horses! Then we went to the Common and got pickles. Yummers! Nana Sue takes fuzzy pictures! Hi!