Saturday, August 23, 2008

New Horizons

There are any number of ways to end the sentence, "This morning when I woke up, I was..."

Here's one possible ending: "... in a tent on a baseball field."

Does it sound fanciful? Well, it's true. Long-time readers will recall that this past spring I spent the night on a docked submarine with my Cub Scout son -- a great experience, if short on sleep. Last night's Cub Scout overnight excursion (a full family affair, as all four of us went) was similarly wonderful and disorienting, though this outing involved slightly more sleep and (yay!) running water. Along with a bunch of other Scouts, we watched a Lugnuts game and then spent the night in the stadium, camped out in the outfield.

It's funny: when you start out as a parent, you really have no idea the places you'll go.

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