So Friday afternoon my Dad rolled into town to visit my sister and me. We had a jam-packed weekend filled with fun activities! Dad lives down in Annapolis, MD, but is originally from Massachusettes. So, he likes to come up to visit his daughters every so often...but I think it is just an excuse to get his fix of REAL fried clams (with bellies) not the crappy clam strips you find everywhere else in the world.
Saturday started off EARLY when we made our way up to NH to volunteer for a biking event. E. is riding in the Great Mass Getaway to support MS next week and this was a fundraiser to help the team make their donation requirements. We met the bikers and then got to hang out and hand out water and snacks to the riders.
The biking gang pre-ride
Dad and E. at the checkpoint
Some say I look like my dad...
Our next stop was to Ipswich to get Dad some REAL clams at the CLAM BOX. Dad said they were some of the best darn clams he ever had. After gorging ourselves with fried food, we went to Crane's Beach for a walk along the water. By then the sun had come out and it was a beautiful day.
at Crane's Beach
reflections in the sand
During the day, E. and I got to catch up and exchange in some pretty deep conversation:
T: What are you talking about?
E: That's a funny word.
E: Say it. Sas-Katcch-e-wan.
E: Say it. It's funny.
T: Leave me alone.
So, that's all for Day 1 of Pop-alooza 2005. Stay tuned for Day 2!