We played in the river and in the mud and picked raspberries in our jammies. Kids ran barefoot and wild. They caught salamanders and fought over Daddy Long Legs. They went "wading" and it turned into swimming in clothes which turned into swimming in no clothes. It was the simplest, best getaway and I couldn't have imagined it any better.
|I was asked to hold this cup. I thought it contained snack. Instead it contained a friend.|
|That's a salamander.|
|Don't ask. It's what she wanted to wear.|
|Releasing the (ahem...dead) salamander back into the wild.|
|Ice cream and raspberries.|
|Throwing rocks was the best game ever.|