Flying on a plane.
Then soaking in some sunshine at a beautiful hotel…
…enjoying fantastic food and drinks…
…then putting on your floaties and enjoying the pool…
…and playing in the sand at the beach at the pool…
…and basically blowing off steam while looking fabulous.
Vacation is the best thing ever.
After living the island life in the Far East, we moved a little less east and stayed with Grammie and Grandpa in a town called Mystic.
There was a pool.
Mom made me wear these things called floaties. I pretended to hate them.
But those things called floaties let me swim by myself. Don’t tell mom I kind of love my floaties.
There was a beach.
Grammie gave me this red shovel and bucket.
And there was a fantastic sunset.
Dad and the Mystic sunset.
I loved spending time with Grammie and Grandpa in the lovely town of Mystic.
Mountain Lakes are not only cold, pristine and beautiful, they are also wonderful places to bond with your family.
All that snow melts off the mountains into the lake. That is why it is so cold. And so very cool.
You can swim in the lake with your dog.
It is not fair. He has a fur bathing suit on.
You can climb on a rock with your dad.
He rescued me onto his rock island.
Or you can pose on a bridge with your mom.
Warm snuggles after a cold swim.
Mountain Lakes are a great weekend excursion. Get thyself to one pronto.
I wish it was summer. Then I could play ball in the grass.
And swim outside.
And go camping.
And go hiking.
And listen to live music while having a picnic in the park.
So I will sip my tea and dream of summer….
But until then…. how about one more ride on my sled, please?
Mom installed a pool in the backyard.
It is only big enough for me and four of my five favorite bath toys.
But don’t worry. I will gladly help cool you off, even if you can’t get in the pool.
Summer is awesome.
Mom and Aunt E took me and my blue duckie to something called the pool. It was like a giant bathtub but it was blue and there were lots of kids. Oh, and the water was cold.
I am glad blue duckie came with me.
I used a splash signal for when blue duckie strayed.
I found keeping track of duckie to be a serious matter.
Duckie found a safe perch, out of the cold blue water.
I like blue duckie and Aunt E. Not sure about the pool.
Mom and Aunt E seemed to enjoy it a lot. I am still undecided as to whether or not the pool is fun.
Did I mention that the water was cold?
This past weekend I went with mom down to Auntie Gwennie’s. It was an adventure.
Three ladies, two generations.
We enjoyed the sunshine on her back porch.
Mom goes giddy over this romper and sun hat.
We dipped our toes in the local river that is always a balmy 72 degrees.
72 degrees is not THAT warm.
We took in the sights of Austin, including the unintentional tourist traps.
Rather great graffiti. Notice our matching cowboy boots?
My favorite part was, of course, the beach.
Beach romper, umbrella and the distant waves. Can it get much better??
Thanks Auntie Gwennie for a wonderful weekend!!!