A 4 day trip is such a whirlwind that it seemed like we said goodbye almost immediately after we said hello. Nevertheless, we managed to cram in a lot of fun, a lot of visiting and even some sightseeing. I’ll give you the highlights here and if you want to see all the pictures I took be sure to visit my flickr page.
On Sunday we went to a nature preserve near Brant and Heather’s house. It was pretty chilly but I shot some great bird photos and also this picture of Ambrynn. It’s my favorite of all the pictures I took.
Monday was warm and sunny and we headed to Venice Beach. We spent the afternoon playing on the beach.
Walking on the beach.
And watching the pelicans.
When we got hungry we headed to Sharky’s for dinner. I tell you something I really like about this restaurant. When you can’t decide which frozen concoction you want to try they bring you a sample of all five of them. Great idea!
We only had a limited of time on Tuesday but we managed to squeeze in a visit to a yarn shop in Punta Gorda. It happened to be very close to one of Ambrynn’s favorite playgrounds so we went there and watched her play for a while.
All too soon it was time to head to the airport and come home. We’ve got great memories, though, and it’s nice to be able to have actually seen where the kids are living, you know? I’d be lying if I said we weren’t still concerned about them but we’re parents so we’re always going to be concerned.
Bottom line? I’m already plotting and planning for our next trip.