Tuesday, August 27, 2013

When city girls need space

The city was closing in on us one Sunday a few weeks ago so we took the kids to the trail at the north end of the Robert E. Lee park where every Fido and Bingo in the surrounding area convene with their owners to run up and down the trail and chase tennis balls in the river. We walked until we couldn't hear the traffic on Falls Road and then exhaled deeply and let go of the madness. We followed the trail to the river where we traipsed around and watched the dogs play. Hannah found a nice muddy spot to sit down and build a mud drip castle.

That little Zen activity of hers was a pretty messy affair so she rode home naked, and I made a mental note to start carrying extra clothes for her.

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