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Castles Made of Sand

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I don’t know where you might be while you read this, but today, February 17th, the sun was shining brightly and it was a pleasant 72 degrees in the Bay Area. I’d offered to take care of the kids in the morning, and with a addition of a little water into the equation, I found the ideal way to kill some time. I frequently take them to the Apple campus to play. It’s completely enclosed, there’s a great set of sidewalks between the buildings and around the inside that make for perfect tricycle riding. There’s a large basketball court they can roll and bounce the balls on, and there’s an adjacent sand lot with a full size volleyball court. Oh, and a hose, with one of those awesome multi-spray nozzles, right at the edge of the sand. So, with buckets and shovels in hand, we planted ourselves on the outer edge and they took turns wetting down a small section of the sand for digging and building sand castles. It was like being at the beach in the middle of winter time. And believe it or not there were gardeners cutting the lawn nearby, sending the smell of fresh cut grass into the air around us. All that was missing was the smell of charcoal. :-)

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Written by gsm

02/17/2007 at 3:21 pm

Posted in  Miscellaneous 

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  1. Sounds like a great time. When they get older they will think Dad had a job at the beach!

    I was at a baseball game enjoying nachos, reading the paper, and ducking every time I heard the “ping” of the aluminum bat. The best part was talking to relatives of the visiting South Dakota players, and telling them that, yes, this is a typical winter day in California.

    MC

    02/18/2007 at 4:27 pm


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