One of my personal favorite experiences from the entire trip was watching the Clendenin girls with Collin. At 16, 14, and 12, they could easily have chosen to do other things with their time, but instead there was usually at least one by his side, and sometimes all three at once. They never acted remotely uncomfortable, asked all of the right questions, and adapted to his needs and preferences beautifully. By the end of the four days, they knew his cues and would come get me when Collin needed to go to the potty. There are few things I love more than watching other people love Collin, and they loved him well.
Here are a few highlights:
|One of the coolest things we saw: Longwood Gardens|
|Collin listening to a fountain at Longwood Gardens|
|Collin's first slip-n-slide!|
|The slip-n-slide guys congratulating each other.|
|Our favorite bakery: Isgro's in South Philly|
|Collin at Mama's favorite monument.|
|Taking a break on the porch of the|
|Collin loved the fountains at the WWII Memorial.|
|Couldn't quite fit the Washington Monument.|
|One afternoon we had an impromptu |
|This is how Collin spent a lot of his time |
at the Clendenin house.