This morning, our first day without Will, we decided to hit the road and go to a local pond. After the kids loaded all the gear and I packed the cooler with some drinks and snacks we were down the road by 8:45. The vote was for Knight's Pond, but then we changed our minds and went to a closer lake. Our crew had the park to themselves for almost an hour before the crowds started to arrive (think 50 people at the max). The kids dug holes and chutes in the gravel, swam, hunted for treasure (Mary actually found $1.25), and had a marvelous time. We left at lunchtime to get home in time to unpack and get ready for the babysitter. Obviously, the baby was enchanted by the water.