We’re settling into vacation life very nicely. Spending lots of time in the pool. Enjoying the fact that you really can get everything that you want and need all in one location at Target. I found myself getting nostalgic today in the “Back to School” section with all the lunchboxes and binders and pens and notepads.

Our son won’t be in school for a few more years, so there’s a bit of looking forward but mostly looking back, which I’m sure is half the reason that the government makes home leave mandatory. They want you to remember where you came from…how comfortable and easy life is in one of the top 10 wealthiest countries in the world. How many opportunities there are for people that are guaranteed a free education and freedom of choice and self-expression without fear of retribution.

We still haven’t made it to any of the theme parks. But my mom came down for 10 days, so we had a great visit with her. And we caught up with one of my girlfriends again up at her place north of Orlando. She owns a farm, so our son got to see chickens and eggs for the first time. He was very excited. When she came down to the vacation rental for lunch over the weekend, he asked her if she’d brought any chickens.

Helping gather eggs from the chicken coop.

Helping gather eggs from the chicken coop.

We also made it out to Cocoa Beach with grandma and got to play on wonderfully smooth sand in shallow water with calm waves. A wasn’t thrilled when he took a short wave in the face, but he’s barely three feet tall, so that’s to be expected. But he got over it quickly and had a blast floating in the Atlantic and building sandcastles with his daddy.

Playing in the waves at Cocoa Beach.

Playing in the waves at Cocoa Beach.

Other than that, we’ve taken care of some official stuff. Got the UK visas all sorted out. This week I need to get car insurance set up for our vehicle before it arrives in London. But I’m trying not to think about work too much… 🙂

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