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Yesterday was a rather full day for the family. We attended the Latin Rite Mass in the morning. We have been blessed to meet several families that attend and the boys were anxious to see what the Latin Mass is all about. The air conditioning made it very hard to hear most of what was said, but I think we all had an interesting experience.
Even though it was extremely hot (upper 90’s), the boys wanted to attend the “Manly Arts” event at Hampton National Historic Site near Baltimore. We made the drive, listening to Robinson Crusoe, and explored the site.
We never found the demonstrations and wonder if some participants failed to show because of the extremely warm temperatures. I was on the verge of collapse after walking from the main house to the farmhouse area. If we go back, I now know that you can drive over (and avoid crossing a road with boys!) The main house has tours on the hour.
To our surprise, we found a small Cub Scout group awaiting a tour which we were advised to join. I am glad we did as our guide did not linger as long on history facts which the boys would not appreciate.
Maybe we will make the trek again next year and seek out the ‘manly arts’ exhibits. I can’t argue with the price of this field trip as admission is free to this site.
Here’s a sampling of the photos we took (and you can visit the Flckr site to see more photos *with* descriptions.) The outdoor photos were by me and many of the interior photos were taken by P.