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Oct 14, 2019

Quick trip to Wiltshire
last update: 10/14 @ 16:20

We took a quick trip across the pond to check out Stonehenge since we missed it on our England / Scotland trip this summer.

Actually, it’s Foamhenge as erected at Cox Farm for their fall fair craziness. It makes as least as much sense there as the aliens who crash-landed in the hay ride field.

It was a pretty crazy warm fall day.

And for the record, Sarah won the slide race.

Oct 12, 2019

Volleyball continues
last update: 10/12 @ 18:36

Robert and his team had games Thursday night and Saturday this week. The Titans are still looking good; some of the volleys and saves today were amazing.

Oct 05, 2019

Titans Volleyball
last update: 10/05 @ 11:51

They continue to do well this season. While they lost the first match Thursday, they won the second.

Five and three so far for the season!

Oct 02, 2019

More game time…
last update: 10/02 @ 18:41

Photo by SZap

Sarah got this great shot at the game last night.

The Titans are doing well this year: 4 and 2 so far.

The team is really coming together and the games have been a blast to watch.

Some of the volleys and saves are getting really impressive.

And even with a bigger team (the interest in boys volleyball is growing), Robert is getting more game time.

Having such a nice court at his school is great for home games; we’re still lined up to go back to the volleyball center for a couple more Saturday matches. That’s a haul for us.

It’s great to see the team gel and the level of play grow.

New this year: Robert got another friend in the neighborhood — they shared some classes last year and still share a bus this year — to join up. Will seems to be enjoying it too.

Sep 30, 2019

That time of year…
last update: 09/30 @ 17:38

Performance appraisal time at America’s Innovation Agency. Rumor is, we’ll be able to go electronic in a couple years…

… This is me not holding my breath.

Sep 28, 2019

Official school photo
last update: 09/28 @ 18:03

Looking very sporty and studious — but I think those are fake books used as props…

… They are even in the same casual order as last year.

Sep 21, 2019

Volleyball Industrial Complex
last update: 09/21 @ 21:09

Today’s game was in Sterling at the Northern Virginia Volleyball Assocciation. TC had their games on court 5.

While they won a game, and were close in all of them, both matches were losses.

Sep 18, 2019

Volleyball is back
last update: 09/18 @ 23:16

Robert and team had three practices before tonight’s games. The Titans won both matches against Falls Church and Justice High Schools.

That makes the team undefeated for the (1 day old) season.

They looked really good on the court.

Sep 16, 2019

Another beautiful day!
last update: 09/16 @ 17:11

Sunday was another great day for getting on the river.

It was a little hot in the sun, but once on the river it was fine. The water level is a bit low, about 2.8 but the water temperature is cool so it was very pleasant.

I’m sorry Robert was getting ahead on homework (lots of evening plans this week). And that Sarah felt a little bit off and decided to stay home.

I went back to Little Falls and this time I thought to stop and get a couple pictures on the way.

That first rapid is about halfway down. Nice waves, few obstacles and huge eddy on the right.

This time I started at the lock 5 parking lot and carried up the tow path to the path over to the feeder canal. From there, it is a little upstream paddle to get to the gates for some warm up then down the Z Channel into the main river.

At 2.8 the Z Channel is just passable for my canoe. I worry that if it drops much lower, I may have to walk the last drop in the channel.

Little Falls itself was fun, as always. This time I was felt more comfortable and in control than last weekend.

And it’s great to be able to get out there two weekends in a row.

I couldn’t help myself and had to try to get a self portrait with the rapid in the background.

If nothing else, the beautiful weather should be clear.

The carry up to the C & O Canal is not too bad, and they have water in it now so it’s an easy paddle back to the car.
a perfect circular run!

Sep 15, 2019

Washington Spirit Tie
last update: 09/15 @ 11:20

Not as good as a win but still a good game. Those of us with the excellent view from these seats (who might also be Spirit fans) thought the second goal by Reign FC should have been taken back as their player was offsides.

But we had a good time: Sarah joined us as did more of Will’s family.

It’s too bad most of their games are played in upper Montgomery county; that’s much harder for use to get to.

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