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  • Hey there Kiddo.

    You won't get this letter until you return from your big hike in the Adirondacks (quite a long drive too!). Way to go girl! Six days on the trail must have been intense, even painful. But at least now, by virtue of that ordeal, I am sure that you have superpowers.

    Now you have about a week to go. I guess you will be immersed in activities like swimming, setting up skits, hide-and-seek in the woods, and indoor and outdoor games. We'll come to the fair next Friday, where all this comes together. I can't wait to see what you and your buddies have cooked up. I hope it includes a send-off of parents.

    Things at home have been pretty uneventful beyond Renee getting locked in the basement the other night. Curiosity could kill that cat.

    And, as I told you last week, The Bunster - our sweet little rabbit critter - is back. You fretted that it would keep getting into the veggie patch and ruin it. I am pleased to report that we secured the garden gate it had gotten around and there has been no midnight munching since then. It is still hanging around. Our neighbor Richard has a little lettuce garden out back. Even though it isn't fenced in, his lettuce does not seem to be chewed down like ours is. Go figure.

    It's too bad you lost your stupid poncho, even if it didn't work as advertised. We could send you your rain jacket, but instead we'll just pray for fair weather for the duration of your trek.

    You didn't say how the food has been. I'm sure it's fresh, but is it actually edible? Meals that feature super healthy nutrition can encompass a multitude of sins. What's the best and the worst stuff that they served you? Back home, your mother and I have been cooking and enjoying foods you don't particularly like while you're away, like eggplant, squash, and complicated soups. Fear not, we'll leave plenty of leftovers for you (just kidding).

    So that's enough for now. Renee is bugging me for treats. Robby usually takes that role. Oh, there he is. I'll probably give in soon.

    Gotta go,

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