63d. Fairfax, VA; July 3 – 4, 2017

Ella and I woke up early to eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch and ignore Uncle Pete as he got ready for work.

Pete left and we started to get ready for Manassas.  We wanted to be there by the 8:30 opening.  I went downstairs for the other kids.  And Anna’s eye was swollen shut.

We adjusted plans.  I called for an Urgent Care clinic and took her in.  Cellulitis.  She needed antibiotics.

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I spoke to a children’s ophthalmologist who suggested we see how the eye responded to medication prior to bringing her in.

Back to Pete and Char’s, we awaited grandma, grandpa, Nate, Priscilla, Emily, and Tristan from New Jersey.

They came, Anna looked forlornly as all the kids played on the trampoline.  Nate and I shot a game of pool and taught our daughters to do the same.

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We won.

The next morning, the whole family loaded up and we went to Manassas.

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The kids worked on the Junior Ranger program, completing a word search and climbing on cannons.

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We hiked a lot and learned that the two Battles of Bull Run were also called the Battles of Manassas.  And that the South won both battles.

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Zach and Anna completed their Junior Ranger books, received their badges, and we went home.

Pete barbecued again.  We played Wiffle Ball in the sprinklers.

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And set up for the fireworks display.

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We enjoyed the fireworks right up until it started raining on us.  We rushed inside and put the kids to bed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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