Here on Opening Day, let us all pause to bask in the return of spring. (pause) Rebirth, optimism, light, and an end to this brutal winter. Well, brutal for most people. As for us, we were in Florida! (As loyal readers know.) Sarah's step-sister Taunya and her husband Jeff were generous enough to host us and put up with our traveling carnival. Their son Cole entertained the boys, and the dog made sure no one broke into the house (DOWN GIRL!). Vero Beach was lovely and we had the ocean to ourselves, most days.
|Sporting the cap from our favorite oyster bar in Chahls-ton|
|The view from our seats|
|Nacho helmet helps E get through the game|
After the game, we had some seafood at a place on a marina. We threw fish food to some catfish, which annoyed the many seagulls because they didn't get any. Back at home, we saw this turtle, making decent time alongside the driveway. Just a classic-looking turtle, isn't it?
We grilled and ate outdoors, got our first mosquito bites of the season. The full moon over our tent in the driveway was beauteous. No photo, though--I only saw the moon during a 3am bathroom break and I don't carry my phone or camera then.
Last stop in Vero was the McKee Botanical Garden. Mom loves these, and we 3 boys are learning to enjoy them also. This one had several statues sprinkled about, all of them done in the 1980s.
|80s sweater, anyone? #PopThatCollar|
|Trust me--by the end, the garden didn't leaf me frowning|
|Desi leads the way, as usual|
|My St. Patty's beard #NoPinch|
|No idea what this is, except purty|
|D with his explorer backpack, looking for ways to find shelter/water. Not exactly a Junior Ranger program, but fun anyway|