Day 343, Year 8: Soccer, Soccer
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Weather: Another Warm Fall Day Filled with Sunshine
Location: Eel Pond, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Saturdays here are all about soccer with Jonah playing at 9 am and Sam at noon. Jonah and his four year-old teammates are starting to really get the hang of the game. At least they are no longer kicking the ball toward to the wrong goal! Jonah has waited so long to be able to play (you have to four) and he is loving it. By Sam’s age, the kids are more serious about the game and they play hard for an hour. We have really enjoyed watching both boys play this fall. Even Granddad, who is not keen on competitive sports, enjoys these Saturday mornings. In-between games today, Mark and I brought all three boys back to the boat for lunch. Ollie really wants to do everything his big brothers do these days, so when I asked him if he wanted to go to the boat with Oma and Granddad, he looked at Heather and said, “Bye, bye.” Taking the boys gave Heather a chance to run home and do a fall check on the bee hives. I didn’t get the full report, but it looks like there’s not going to be enough honey harvest and still have enough left in the hives to feed the bees for the winter. Maybe next year.

Jonah and Sam decided they wanted to spend another night on the boat tonight, but Heather and Jed told them they could only do it if they could come too. They have missed the big boys. So tonight all of the Goldstones are onboard. We had a taco dinner and I think we will all turn in early tonight. Tomorrow morning Heather and I are headed north of the Cape to the Wrentham Outlet Mall. Now that Heather has to go to Boston to WGBH every Tuesday do a TV piece, she needs some new clothes. What you can wear to work to do radio in Woods Hole is not the same as going to work to do television in Boston, so this little shopping foray without kids is long overdue. Jed, Mark, and the three boys will head up just before noon and we will meet at an apple orchard in Wrentham to do a little apple picking. When we get home we are going to have a fall feast. Since we won’t be here for Thanksgiving, this will be our fall celebration dinner.

But speaking of not being here for Thanksgiving, we are both spending a lot of time looking at the weather and it is not looking good for a departure later this week. Who knows, maybe we will still be here for Thanksgiving! First we thought we could leave this Thursday, then it moved to Saturday, and now it is looking like it could be Tuesday or Wednesday of next week or maybe longer before we can get away. We’ll be doing a lot of weather watching in the days to come.

131012 Day 343a Cape Cod, USA–Jonah's Soccer
131012 Day 343b Cape Cod, USA–Sam's Soccer
Day 344, Year 8: Fall Celebration
Day 342, Year 8: Visit to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History