Sunday, June 21, 2009
Hiking at Calvert Cliff's on Father's Day!
Left early this morning to head out to go hiking this morning at Calvert Cliff's in southeast, MD across the Patuxent River. Walked out the red trail, which was well shaded and led out to the beach area, where you can 'hunt' for fossils. We had a great hike out, but it started raining just as we were about to get to the beach! UGH!!! But we waited it out on the beach and oddly enough watched as the rain passed right by, literally raining 10 yards away, but keeping the beach almost completely dry! What luck! After that brief interlude we got a good 30-40 min handing out on the beach before heading back on the red trail, then finishing with a little extra loop out the blue trail before heading back home. It was a great Father's day trip and now get to head over to our friends' Joe and Tracy's for a cookout this afternoon!
This year, like last year, I will be riding for Mary Payton's Miracle - My friend Steve Kogos from Trigators informed me that his friend Joe's daughter, Mary Payton, was diagnosed a number of years back with Late Infantile Batten Disease. This is a disease with no cure, however, there are special experimental (and extremely expensive) treatments which have shown some significant signs of success! In order to assist with the costly treatments and research, Mary Payton's Miracle was created to raise money to find a cure, hopefully in time to save little Mary Payton as well as the many others affected by this terrible disease!