Finally, my Fourth of July post, which has been delayed thanks to technical difficulties mostly beyond my control. I say mostly because the biggest one, bringing my camera sans memory card because they were all at home in other camera bags or still lodged in my computer, was completely within my control. Thankfully, Will & Mollie lent me a memory card – well not so much the card, Will said to use his new waterproof camera and that’s when I decided I could just swap the card out between his camera and my own all weekend, which is how there are some cool shots like this one.
Will suggested the pictures could be uploaded to his computer, he’d burn them to a disc and I’d be on my happy way home. Only that plan didn’t work, and after several attempts at sending them through various internet ways and means, Mollie was finally successful last night. Thank you Mollie. For all four hundred and eleven of them. Clearly, I like to document from every angle. Don’t worry friends, I’m not going to make you sit through a slide show of our entire weekend, just the highlights.
Will dubbed the weekend “Oysterfest in July” because we all headed to their place in Urbanna for the long Fourth of July weekend. There were some similarities between our July weekend and the November one, among them, shellfish caught off Will’s dockwhich in this case, were crabs steamed in the back yard
Speaking of fireworks….Will’s boat is housed in the boathouse behind the LOVE sign there, across the river from the marina. When we drove over there to get on the boat to watch the parade that afternoon, we came across the guys setting up the fireworks, right there, in the field behind the love shack.
Walker babe at 22 months is quite the chatterbox. Most of his sentences consist of two words – an action word and ‘it’. As in, ‘hit it’, ‘kick it’, ‘read it’, ‘open it’, ‘get it’ and my personal favorite, ‘crack it’.
As Rieman and I had made ourselves cozy at a crab picking table, Walker walked up to me declaring, “Crack it! Crack it!” Did he want me to pick him a crab? “Uh-huh”. I’m pretty sure he’s thisclose to figuring out how to do it on his own.
I tried out the timer on my camera to get a group shot as we all got ready to head out Sunday morning. It’s got a two second delay, so we’re missing Mollie because she was setting up her camera for group shots.
Thanks Mollie for getting me the shots. See you Sunday for our next cousins adventure by the water. I’ve already made sure the camera has a memory card in it and packed a spare in the bag.