We drove to the Cape today to spend a few days with family. I’m also in a step challenge with folks from work and a larger challenge with even more folks from work. I’ve been taking longer and longer walks each day. Multiple walks and more movement. It has been a good challenge and because of it Allison and I have been walking around like crazy in addition to my long lone walks.
When we arrived on the Cape we stopped by The Barking Claw so that we could get a lunch. Allison and I split a lobster roll and the kids had some hot dogs. The lobster roll was excellent. Allison snapped a family selfie at lunch.
We got to the house and went over to the beach. The kids were able to enjoy playing with their cousins. They had a fun time together. It was nice to be on the beach. It wasn’t very busy there and so we had plenty of space to social distance from other people. I’m not sure how busy it will get as the Summer progresses, though. I hope it will be fairly quiet.
On the last day on the Cape we had the kids Swim Meet. Each year the Falmouth Beaches hosts a swim meet that pits all beaches against each other. They have broken things down into Small Beaches and Large Beaches. That way the competition is more fair. I participated way back when I was a kid and my Dad still has one of the T-shirts from those years. He wore it to the meet today.
This was Andrew and Eva’s first time in the competition. We (Allison, Eva, Andrew and I) aren’t a very competitive family (unless you count Monopoly and then it gets viciously competitive) but still Eva felt a lot of pressure. This is very internal because neither Allison nor I put any amount of pressure on her to perform in these sort of things. Eva was nervous mostly because she did not know how the meet would work. She also like to swim the way she swims and having to swim in a competition is much different. However, we encouraged her to just have a good time and enjoy herself. That is all we want from her.
Andrew was far less nervous and he did a very nice job in his events. He came in Second and Sixth in the events that he swam in which included freestyle (2nd) and Backstroke (6th). Eva did Freestlye (4th) and Freestlye Relay (4th) She got to go first for her team which made her nervous and she did give the team a very good position. That, however did not last. But, it is about the experience and the fun. Our beach came in second overall and that is not too shabby.
We celebrated with some ice cream for dinner and then drove home and got dinner at Park Street ale House before heading home.
I did want to also mention that this morning Dad, Andrew and I went kayaking over on Great Pond. I took Andrew in the double and Dad took my kayak. We paddled around for about and hour and had a very nice time.
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