August 2018


 

IMG_20180820_115610.jpgWe spent a lovely week on the beach in Florida.  Ivan loves the sand and is beginning to like the waves and water so it still is a great place to relax. This time we found a tiny complex with about 25 unites right on the beach. We had a kitchen, outdoor tables to eat at, pool that over looked the beach with sand and water 5 steps below.

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It was perfect. We took a few excursions to Kennedy Space Center, Daytona International Speedway and bowling. Ivan loved it all. I really enjoyed learning about all the space science at Kennedy and we ended up meeting another couple on the beach who used to work there so interesting to get inside stories.  We enjoyed both delicious seafood as well as simple meals prepped at our place. All in all a great relaxing vacation. Check out our video https://vimeo.com/286768881.

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My parents had a celebration of 40 years of ministry that they asked my brother and I and our families to be a part of in Pennsylvania.  So we booked a flight to Harrisburg and arrived and headed to the party. We had a busy weekend of being together in a very eclectic house in Mt Gretna as well as spending time where my parents are parked with great family friends who have known me all my life.  The boys were in the pool as much as the rain held off and didn’t seem to mind the chilly water.  We hit up a few tourist stops before parting ways.

Nick and I then took a day to visit Baltimore, MD and hang out around the Inner Harbor area. We walked around and explored some local places and the free Baltimore Art Museum. We thoroughly enjoyed some great seafood while there then headed back to drop Nick off at the airport.

Ivan and I stayed a week longer so that I could visit with my dear friends from elementary school and a college friend in the area.  It was fun to reconnect and have play dates with kidos.  Ivan as always was excited to meet new friends and play as much as possible yet did really well when he was the only one as well.  He is such a great traveler.

We rounded off the trip by a visit to Roots Farmers Market and dinner with special family friends. It was great, but we were tired and ready to be home and see Nick again.

 

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