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Friday, 18 June 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Bring Extra Socks to A Ballgame

Ah, boys of summer.  Ok you're all pretty adorable.  Especially when you do that home-run thing.  Our first professional baseball game with our daughter was a home-run bordered slapfest… so much better than my first game (a no-hitter… fantastic achievement, but really boring by kid-standards). But this post isn't about baseball.  It's about what happens to your kid after four or five innings of happily watching other people play games, as afternoon heads for dusk.  All hail the funzone area in the lower level of the park.  

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Friday, 04 June 2010

Bike Rrride!

So last weekend, early morning's minion (aka, our daughter) woke us before it got too hot, and we set off for a leisurely ride along the Wissahickon River, near the Valley Green Inn.  For those not familiar, the Valley Green Inn is a lovely restaurant located on the old post road to Philadelphia, from when the post was delivered on horseback.  The historic building's current occupants serve lovely brunches, and had the wisdom to attach a small snack shop next door filled with food that hikers and bike riders enjoy.  For there are many who hit this trail when the weather gets nice.  Why?  It's tree-lined, wide, and great exercise.  The river rolls past at a great clip, and - most importantly - there are no cars.  You'll see bikers, hikers, joggers, and the occasional equestrian on this ride.  

We'd ridden portions of the path, called Forbidden Drive (because cars are forbidden) with the afterburner trailer bike last year and earlier this spring, and thought we'd ride down to the
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