We spent the heat of the day sitting in the shade enjoying food, drink and conversation at a very congenial gathering at one of my colleague's houses. The kids meanwhile, a little more actively, had a blast in the pool.
Contrary to appearances, they were not the only ones!
We left a little early, but happily before either my long-run-day or the kids' much-swim-day tiredness caused any social difficulties. After we left we made a mad dash over the border to Massachusetts to let the kids witness a free performance at Jacob's Pillow. It was a little over an hour's drive each way to see about twenty minutes of dancing, but it was nice to share a little of the magic with them.