The August splash was taken in Queen Anne's County, at a nature preserve. This park is filled with trails and backwater spots for putting out a canoe and enjoying the quiet beauty of a summer's day.
We hiked two of the trails in the park - the ladies went on a short hike from the woods to the water and were eaten alive by critters with six or more legs. Charlotte fared the worst, with bites and itches all over her, especially her feet. Rachel, Samantha and Charlotte all caught chiggers and Josephine and JMichael? I suppose bugs think that the little two are just not as sweet as the big three.
James and I stayed closer to the car and just walked to the water and enjoyed the breeze on the seclusion of our little cliff perch. There was a sailboat anchored out in the middle of the river, those aboard were jumping and swimming off of the boat. We could hear them easily and they were about a quarter mile away as the crow flies. Very nice. No bugs....
More pics from the hike:
Charlotte, pre-chigger smorgasboard, had a wrap thing that she used to hold Ezamay in hiking terrain.
She really did have bug spray on.
Post hike group shot. Samantha is deftly pointing out to you, our reader, that Ezamay has a flower in her hair. Guess who put the flower in Ezamay's hair?
All five, with little bit in tow, walking off to hike.