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Snapshot Summary, July 25-August 1: Summer Relaxation

Snapshot Summary,  July 25-August 1
This was our first real week of summer vacation as we finally finished last year's work last week. We chose to just relax -swimming, playing games (Monopoly, Toss Your Cookies and Dragon Strike) and trying out some new refreshing recipes...


We did a little science demonstration about Liquids in Space because Quentin was fascinated by the idea that the astronauts drinks were floating balls in the air, like bubbles in Apollo 13. We have also been making preparations for Camp Bergenholtz, our annual staycation that we take the last two weeks of August. The kids chose to go to Assateague Island and Amish Country, Pennsylvania this year, as well as a few other day trips. In fact, we usually do some crafts, too, but I am having trouble fitting them in. 
UPDATE: Since everyone was curious about it, I decided to add some photos of Assateague Island from the last time we went there in 2008...


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15 comments:

  1. Oh I can't wait to see your Camp Bergenholtz again! Those are always fun posts, and soooo jealous you're going to Assateague Island, that will be fun!

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    1. Quentin wanted to go because the last time we went he was 3, and he can just barely remember it.

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    2. The pictures were really fun to see, thanks for letting me know you'd updated the post.

      When did Sam hurt his arm? I missed that.

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    3. In August of 2008. We had to postpone our Camp Bergenholtz that year because of it. Here is the post about it...
      http://bergspot.blogspot.com/2008/08/camp-postponed.html

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  2. We sooooo need to watch Apollo 13! We were listening to a Pandora station when the theme song came on .. Buddy like it a lot.

    I can't wait to read about your adventures at Assateague Island and Amish Country! :)

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    1. I can't wait to go either. Apollo 13 is one of my very favorite movies.

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  3. Sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun in August! Enjoy your staycation! Anna adores Monopoly, me - not that much.

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    1. Everyone but Steven likes it here. It is one of those games -you either love it or dislike it.

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  4. I hear Assateague Island is real cool! Isnt that where they have wild horses?

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    1. Yes, ponies really, but yes. Last time we went, we saw tons of them, but one doesn't always, so I hope we are lucky again.

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    2. Hope you are also! Can't wait to see pictures !

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  5. Have lots of fun during your staycation! Assateague Island sounds lovely.

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  6. Yeah! Are you only taking the month of August off? Your drinks sound so good,
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. Yes, we are only taking the month of August off, then back to the books.

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  7. I'm with Ticia - I love your camp posts!

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