Our summer seems to be going by in the blink of an eye. We have been busy traveling here and there lately and although it has been a little crazy, it has been a good experience. The chiclets and I rallied and drove to Florida for our annual visit with The Babs and Mr. B, otherwise known as Nana and Papa. They live on the gulf coast and while we were there the beaches were open for business. But, the crowds were not what they have been in the past. The chiclets typically swim in a bay area in my parents neighborhood. Thus far, it has been unaffected by the oil spill. It is a great area with a lot of kids and a pier that is perfect for jumping off of.
This summer marked an important milestone in the life of Toots. She was finally old enough, and tall enough, to drive a go-cart by herself. It took a little more concentration than she might have thought.
We had a great visit, but we were all glad to get back home. After several hours of driving on the interstate I was glad to see my favorite cause of a Smalltownland traffic jam.
After arriving back at the farmette, I had the unpleasant task of unpacking the Suburban. A strange smell kept emanating from the back of the vehicle. Hmmmmm......
Yes, that is a crab claw that my kids had dropped in the beach bag. I am sure they were hoping to save it for.......well, forever I am sure.