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Thursday and Friday With Family

Ahhhhhhhhhh...we're here with our son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.  I was so ready for a change of scenery.  I am about done with travel trailer living.  We got here Thursday afternoon.  After unloading the car and foisting the dogs off on Son, we raced over to Costco.  I was craving flank steak on the grill.  We bought frank steak, beef short ribs and two skim boards.  The skim boards have nothing to do with cooking, but they were an incredible deal.  We came back to the house, marinated the flank steak and donned our bathing suits.  The temperature was ninety-four degrees, bright blue skies with big puffy clouds and a brightly shining sun.  Daughter-in-law arrived home about four PM.  We started the baked potatoes (husband's speciality) around five thirty and were grilling the steak by six thirty.  It was fantastic.  There was more pool time after dinner and an early to bed for us.

Yesterday, Friday, son was working from home and we supervised children in the pool all morning.  Here is what working from home in Florida looks like...


We had promised the children MacDonald's for lunch.  After drying off and changing we headed off.  Of course it was Friday at noon and the place was packed.  All I can say about the experience was that it was akin to trying to herd geckos.  The big hit of the lunch was that this brand new Mickey D's had a talking trash bin.  When refuse is deposited, the bin loudly declares, "Thank you for clearing up!"  Our three children deposited each piece of refuse separately and stretched out the process for at least 15 minutes.  A good time was had by all.

After lunch we spent some time at a local park even though I thought I'd melt.  DIL arrived home and again, we got our money's worth out of the pool.  Rico borrowed one of Ethan's shirt and was the bell of the ball.

I prepared my special Macaroni and Cheese and short ribs for dinner.




 Again, after dinner we swam until bedtime.  Husband and I always say that we have never seen a family that gets as much use out of their pool investment as this one.



Reader Comments (5)

Those pictures are fantastic!! What a happy and beautiful family!

June 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjjjtripled

So you're in our town! Excellent...How long will you stay? We'd love to have you visit us for lunch one day. Or, we could meet you somewhere, if you don't want to travel this far. If not...good movie at the Enzian, sharp, sophisticated--ever been there? Should give it a visit--is in Maitland.

Lovely kiddos and fantastic pool shots; I know you were ready to shed that little travel trailer for a while, so hurrah for you.

June 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPat

I'd be worried about letting that laptop slip into the pool! Love all the pictures and envy you all the pool and the nice family time. A good day!

June 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeisah

Those are such nice Pictures! I love them. Have a wonderful day! I love the talking trash can. I would have been amused too.

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittlerunner

Missing you and tales of your exploits. Jill

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill

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