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I don't know?... I guess it's a love-hate relationship I have with summer time. I mean, what's not to love? - - Great weather.... BBQ's... no schedules... no homework hassles... family vacations. In theory, it's a wonderful time of year, right?! It's what we look forward to all year long (during school).
Looking for a fun family bicycle adventure with plenty of kid-friendly pit stops? Try the Willamette River Bike Path! Below is a peek at some of Nearby Nature’s favorite places to pause along the way. A map of the entire Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System is available on the City of Eugene's website (www.eugene-or.gov).
The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. ”Move!” he barked as he sprinted between the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not ten feet away, their nine-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, “Daddy!”
<strong>Dear EarthTalk: I've been hearing about the popularity of milk sold in bags (as opposed to plastic or cardboard cartons) in India, Europe and Canada. What are the environmental advantages to milk in bags, and do you think it will catch on in the U.S.? And what other options are out there for milk drinkers trying to be green? -- Paul Howe, San Francisco, CA</strong>
Don’t you just love doing laundry? Ah, the endless piles of dirty clothes! And the best part is, it never seems to go away. Good thing it’s so much fun--the average family of four does more than seven loads of laundry a week.
When my daughter Sally turned 8, I bought her a new wooden canoe paddle and burned her name into the blade. With the gift came a promise: In July she and I would take a three-day canoe trip on the river that flows past our house. We hung the paddle over her bed.
Ahhh… summertime. Ninety-nine blissful days. Lemonade, barbeques, and… major stress?
<strong>Dear Nanny: I can’t believe I am writing this, but I think I am ready to start dating! Several kids and a lot of years later, what do I need to know?</strong>
“Daddy, why did the lady give you money?” asked my daughter Marie back when she was 5. We had just crossed a toll bridge and Marie was trying to make sense of the transaction at the booth.
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