Monday, July 4, 2011

It's a good thing we've eradicated malaria in the United States

... what with the abundance of mosquitoes and all.

We had a pretty laid back if not relaxing (due to the heat) Independence Day weekend. The boys went up to the cabin with my parents on Friday while we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Saturday morning, Andrea and I made the trip up to Merrifield. We visited the neighbors, went out on the boat, watched fireworks, and were otherwise not productive, save maybe for some reading in our books. (I'm reading Yes!; Andrea finished The Da Vinci Code and started Angels and Demons.)

My parents have some bald eagles nesting outside the cabin, which was actually pretty neat, as we were able to watch them bringing fish in for their eaglets, staring ominously into the distance and hopping around on tree branches. I brought my camera and telephoto lens and was able to get a few shots. Unfortunately, for a tree that's not terribly far away, my telephoto lens didn't zoom in as much as I was hoping. I wanted to get right up in the eagles' faces, but this is the best we could do:

Not bad.

This afternoon/evening, we're going over to the Days' house for a barbecue and some fireworks. We'd talked about doing some Dominion with Aaron, Elissa (new website!) and her brother Lawrence, but I think that will have to wait until tomorrow.

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