After a nice slumber, day 2 began for me with an early morning trip to Stewarts for coffee... When I returned to the house, the kids were up and snacking. There were quite a few jealous girls when they saw my coffee - a lengthy discussion regarding the merits of the Kuereg ensued. Morning practice was chilly, but the flat water was a welcome change from the north wind that has been the norm of the last week. We took advantage of the water for some good technical and steady state work - finishing practice in the Artemis with a well executed Flappy drill in front of the coaches and coxswains meeting at Lees Park. #MeghanHampton
Between practices Mrs. Hogan arranged some arts and crafts for the girls, and I took 9 girls with me on a little adventure to Stewarts pond. We loaded the little blue trailer with 3 pairs and a double and attempted to row on a previously unrowed upon body of water. Unfortunately the lack of previous rowers meant that we needed to set up our own coaching launch and wet-launch (very chilly) the shells. The wind was howling, but the pond would have held up well enough if not for the sole motor boater doing circles. They were kind enough I guess... they did offer Caroline a beer... which she politely declined. #MeghanHampton
Afternoon brought another windy day, but practice went well (we had our first visitor of the day - Chuck Brown) and the adventures of the day were only half over. Our first trip in the new blue creeper was not as smooth as we had hoped... and there were a few concerned passengers (Meghan Hampton) wondering if it would make the trip over the mountain back to Corinth. The girls were prepared though - they figured it would come to a stop before it started rolling backwards and they could use that moment to bail out (and bring the scones in case they got lost on Corinth Mountain) #MeghanHampton
Fortunately new blue creeper made it all the way to the front door and we were greeted with even more surprises - Lizzy Fitzhenry (home from School) Sophie Coco, Kate Kolbe, and Mrs. Murphy all came up to visit. Thanks to Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Hogan, dinner was ready right when we arrived. After Dinner the activities continued with a delicious cake from Kate Kolbe and Arik T (nice skills!) followed by a glow in the dark easter egg hunt, and finally a HUGE Easter basket from Alida including massive amounts of candy and coloring books. #MeghanHampton
I would try to write more, but I am too tired to be articulate.. or maybe it is the fumes from massive amounts of nail polish and remover.
P.S. Meghan Hampton is really funny, just ask Kelli.