Not sure who thought this was a good idea:
It was actually an AWESOME idea. You too can visit Misty, preserved for eternity. She stares at you with haunting eyes that seem to say, "Please, someone, give me a proper burial."
We went to Chincoteague to watch some rocket not-launch and instead spent the day cursing our fellow filthy human beings as we picked up litter. How many people does it take to clean a beach/wetland? 1 to start, 1 to donate more garbage bags, 3 guys to pitch in, and 100 people to tell you why they can't help.
Leave nothing behind - except that used prophylactic and random animal spinal column, because even I am not touching that.
Dipped our toes in the Atlantic...
Returned the next evening for rocket launch attempt 3. Huddled under a blanket, snuggie, and 60 lb child. Stuck my head out just in time for blast off.
Other moments to remember - 6 year old refusing to believe things exist like a hotel that does not have its own restaurant. Being reminded of that motel for the next 6 days with every breath taken at night, since the air freshener seems to permeate the plastic of a CPAP. Wished husband a Happy Father's Day a month and a half early, because this has to count for something.