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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Emergency Room Tourist

I guess the lessons here for traveling with children are:

1) You can never be too prepared.  I have a first aid kit in my car, but we weren't near my car.

2) Kindness of strangers.  The bakers who gave us their first aid kit and lots of paper towels, the staff at Johns Hopkins, the pirate crew…all lovely people.

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3) Friends.  Especially the kind that are resourceful and forgiving (and know where the local ER is)

4) No plan survives first contact with the enemy.  But kids

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Monday, 09 November 2009

Arrr! Baltimore Avast!

I have to give huge props to Urban Pirates in Baltimore.  HUGE. 
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For starters: This is a mom-driven enterprise. No, not my mom - the phylum of moms that I belong to… the ones who might possibly take a small crafting project and turn it, say, into a Giant Pirate Ship that actually sails, and has cannons (water-cannons) and Real Pirates and stuff… and is huge gobs of fun.

There's a long story and a short story to this trip.  I'm going to stake out the short story, and leave [...]More
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