2019 Life Logs, Day 183: US Goes to the World Cup Final
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Weather: Overcast AM, Sunny PM, Windy; High 81, Low 64 degrees F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

Camp Oma continues and the focus today was once again a Women’s World Cup soccer game. Today’s game was the semi-final match between the US and England. As I have stated in a couple of logs, US co-captain Megan Rapinoe is my new sports hero, so I was devastated when I learned in the pre-game show that she would not be in the starting line-up today. And no one seemed to know why. But Jonah, Ollie, Joey from next door, and I watched the beginning of the game and were very excited when Rapinoe’s replacement made the first goal. And it was very exciting to see Alex Morgan, the other US co-captain, make a goal on her birthday—a first in World Cup history. It was a hard fought game from beginning to end and got a little scrappy near the end as both teams were determined to leave the field with a win. In the end, the US won, even without Rapinoe. The depth of the US team was deployed in this game was impressive. The final game is on Sunday and I sure hope Rapinoe will be able to play.

Sam was off early this morning to Photography camp. Yesterday the group went to Woods Hole to take photos and today they played mini-golf as the practiced their photographic skills. Sounds like a fun camp. Jonah, Ollie, and I headed to the beach for Jonah’s 10 am class and were met by a couple of surprises. The first surprise was the weather. Yesterday was so sunny and warm, but this morning it was totally overcast with a strong wind blowing and it felt downright chilly even before getting in the water. The second surprise was that most of the kids Jonah had class with last year were moved to the 9:30 and there were only three kids in Jonah’s class. One was an eleven year-old named Owen that Jonah enjoyed playing with after his lesson. But first he went to the car for a full 30 minutes to warm up. By the time he returned to the beach, the wind had piped down and it didn’t feel quite so chilly. Ollie played with Owen’s little sister and brother. They ended up playing until after noon when we finally headed home to have lunch and get ready for the soccer game. Heather was in Boston today and Jed picked Sam up after his class so they could join us to watch the game. And as the Goldstone calendar goes, immediately after the soccer game, Jed and the boys were off to a Commodore’s baseball game where the Boy Scouts were hosting. No lack of activity here.

2019 Life Logs, Day 184: Great Beach Day and More Soccer
2019 Life Logs, Day 182: Swim Lessons and a Photography Class