We took our annual retreat to the Outer Banks this year again – we are lucky to have the Gangsteads, the Jensen/Gores, the Chadha/Kayes, Mila, and Gammy and Pop Pop join us this year. It is an especially great trip for me, since Maggie and I missed the trip last year. It’s fun to watch her play unencumbered in the sand this year, and Kaya and Laney lovedsplashing in the water and finding crabs. Kaya even brought her bike so now I can haul Laney and Maggie in a trailer, and Kaya can ride on her own and we can go on outings to give daddy some peace and quiet at the beach house! I have only driven back to Durham once so far for Maggie’s 103 fever (metapneumovirus) to get her looked at by Duke.