Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer Fun

Yesterday was the Little Compton Road Race and Church Fair. Ripley and Benjamin ran in fun runs for the kids -- their first ever -- and had a great time. I ran the 4.8 mile run along with our friend Vivian. Vivian is hardcore and finished the race in 36 minutes. I on the other hand was thrilled and feeling great after finishing in 46 minutes. The Church Fair is fabulous with all kinds of game activities for the kids from a climbing wall, to your typical moon bounce, to donut on a string eating contests, to bean bag tosses and fishing for things in a kiddie pool. They had a great grill going with reasonably priced fare, and a "yard sale" (I think they called it a White Elephant sale) to die for. By the time we got to that part the paper back books were on sale for "four for a dollar". I purchased: A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton, The Known World by Edward P. Jones, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Four Great Plays by IBSEN including A Doll's House, The Wild Duck, An Enemy of the People and Ghosts, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser, Empire Falls by Richard Russo, and for the kids Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Bread-and-Butter Journey by Anne Colver. Of those, I've only read Little House on the Prairie.

After the Fair, we made our way to the beach with friends and enjoyed fabulous weather, beautiful water temps, and FUN WAVES. All of us had our turn catching waves on the boogie boards. What a blast! Afterwards we made our way back to the house for a BBQ of chicken, burgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, tossed salad and Popsicles. I have to wait to share photos with you until I have access to a computer with a photo card access -- I'm still on Victor's laptop. Stay tuned.

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