July 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
We have returned home after our time of travel. We were gone 52 days and came home to a few weeds, but nothing else terrible. I had fears that our fridge had spouted water all over the floor for a week or other such tragedy. The fridge is possessed and has done that before. Our home is such a blessing, wide and peaceful. And we are reveling in it. It took almost a week to get home to CO from Miami. We had car trouble in GA, but in providence we also had a terrific mechanic, a swift tow truck and taxi, a convenient hotel, and a kind friend to drive us home for lunch and help us pick up our miraculously repaired car. The kids did well all the way to the end. The whole last 2 days of driving we listened to Little Women. There are a lot of hours in that book! And a lot more to the story than I had remembered from our childhood abridged copy. Never ever read abridged books.
Living in Miami for a month was great. We enjoyed the marine iguanas in our development lake, and harvested the mangoes in our neighborhood. Smoothies are our favorite thing to make with them. Having no toys and few diversions in our little condo, we did activities every day morning and afternoon. We found great libraries and went to playgrounds, the beach, splash parks, play dates, the zoo and the pool. We loved the Miami zoo and rented a ciclofan to tour it. They are Italian vehicles kind of like a bicycle golf cart. Pedaling and shade and very cool locomotion all at the same time. I want one! I like hot weather. And I like being with my husband. It was a really great trip for the whole family.
The kids really wanted to find a coconut to eat. They had a ton of fun busting it open. But it was not edible.