|Is Panda talking about our anniversary trip next month?|
After lunch (and a sensible wait) we took to the water of the backyard pools. The children had a fun time splashing and splashing each other, even playing together in the same pool for awhile (we have two). Usually Ben will be too rambunctious and so Rachel will keep changing pools until Ben follows her to the new pool.
Because of the missed events and meals (and reduced travel), we probably also came in a bit under budget for the vacation which is good as well.
I am grateful to my wife who planned this and researched the events and found the interesting restaurants and planned ahead by buying Groupons over a course of months to help us to keep costs down. And my wonderful children who were mostly well behaved, mostly cheerful and mostly on board with what we tried to do. It was a nice time over too quickly.
Any factual errors in the posts of the last few days are due to my faulty recollection - these recaps were written 8/16-18.
Next up, school resumes, Lori and I have a brief Anniversary trip sans children and then Lori's birthday and before we know it, we're deep into holiday territory.