Memorial Day was pretty low-key at our house. We didn't go to the parade. We puttered in the morning. Eric worked in the shop, I watered plants in an effort not to kill them this year, Kayleigh played video games and did homework, Kelsey bounced around.
We spent the afternoon at Gibraltar Rock, a little park north of here that overlooks the Wisconsin River. My mother was always terrified at the top of the bluff, so my family never went there by the time I was born. As Kelsey got very close to the edge of the cliff, I understood my mother's terror. My god--it does make your toenails curl to see your kid so close to a sheer rock face hundreds of feet up.
The wind up there has twisted the trees and shorn them of branches landside.
We all had a good time. It was a steep walk up, and the kids were tired this morning. Heh.