A butterfly decided to join De in the library for a while.
Nice day at the Dulles Air and Space Museum. Jenya did a lot of drawing, De took pictures, and Ana read all the informational plaques.
Dealia was able to come with me on a business trip to Miami. While I worked she explored the beach and the surrounding area. Nice 70 degree weather, beautiful scenery. On our last day there I finished a bit early and we were able to go parasailing together, and we saw a sea turtle. Really a wonderful trip!
Awesome time so far in San Jose. Ana and Ben skated their short program yesterday, and they looked great! The athlete gift this year was a google home mini, so Ana is eager to set it up when we get home.
We went to Eastern Sectionals in Boston. Ana and Ben did Intermediate Pairs (and placed 3rd), and Ben also competed Intermediate Mens singles. It was a tough week – Ana had gotten the flu the week prior and was still coughing and miserable during the competition. Ben did not catch it (fortunately! lots of orange juice!) but he was a bit tired from skating both programs, since USFS scheduled Intermediate Mens and Intermediate Pairs the same day.
They pushed through and got it done, tho, and were very happy with their skates all things considered.
Plus, my dad came up from New York to see them, which was very nice.
Ana and Ben competed in South Atlantic Regionals in Philly. Ben qualified for Sectionals in Singles!!
They both had very good skates. Awesome competition.
Back in Philly for the Philadelphia Challenge Cup at this neat rink that has no boards and no lines on the ice – it’s owned by a figure skating club and is a rink by figure skaters for figure skaters.
Ana and Ben did their singles long programs and both pairs programs, and had very nice skates. A lovely competition.
Day one of our Eclipse trip – we drove through Ohio, had dinner at a Culver’s near Cincinnati, and ended the day in an awesome pirate ship themed hotel room at Wildwood Inn in Kentucky. The hotel room has a loft with a bed and sitting area upstairs, bunkbeds under the stairs, more beds downstairs, and is painted and decorated like a pirate ship throughout, complete with rigging and sails and lamps that look like oil lamps. It’s very awesome. Plus, there’s a pool and a hot tub and air hockey. And good free wifi. Too bad we are only here for one night!
Sham shui po street market. Indian food for dinner tonite, then 118 stories up to the world’s tallest bar to see the lights on the Hong Kong skyline.