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My cousins Andrea and Niko were there, along with their kids. This was a treat for my own brood, because they love getting together with their second cousins.
This made for a lot of diapers to burn. I think I saw Uncle Paul donning a Hazmat suit . . .
Don't let that fool you though. My Uncle Paul is the biggest kid of the lot.
Auntie Erna was so kind to keep an eye on the kids for me so I could sneak away to do some sketching. I've never tried to draw before, but when I was at the Smithsonian I saw a beautiful book about how to draw botanical pictures, and I purchased it. I'm not necessarily that good, but I did find it oddly absorbing. Uncle Gary even joined me in Aunt Sue's beautiful garden to do some sketching!
What a lovely way to finish up our trip!