We had a wonderful vacation visiting our daughters. It was great to have the family together in one space and just be together. You can't replace those odd moments when you get a giggle for one of "dad's" jokes or that late night conversation because the house is quiet or that moment when dad walks with one of the girls around her land.
The girls' house is perfect for them. I can see how they will settle in, make it theirs, and create a home for themselves. It is a hard house for me to get around in but I'm not there daily. They've been in there six months and it is really starting to come together.
While on vacation, I finished Virginia's afghan. It turned out beautifully. I believe she likes it. I am fairly certain she hasn't allowed it out of her room since she got it. I don't think she's even sharing it with her sister, though she was willing to share with Gus Gus.
I also finished a scarf for her out of the same material. The purse I had started for Vicki got done and left with Stephanie to put a lining in it. When we got back to Vicki's I was able to make two bib's for her to give to her co-worker whose wife is pregnant.
While we were down there, we went to the aquarium again. It is sort of expensive but I LOVE going there. There are a couple of rooms I can sit in and just watch the fish forever. It was one of my favorite parts of the visit.
I got a video of the yellow jellyfish and it is amazing. I love watching it. I could have stood and watched them for much longer but there were so many people at the window. The color contrast between the blue and yellow just is gorgeous.
The big tank had whale sharks in it. The one shown in the picture was somewhere over twenty feet long. We were there at feeding time and got some incredible pictures. We all just sat together in this room and watched. The fish are mesmerizing. When we go back, I think I want to go again. I know it is crazy as we've been twice now but I just can't get enough of it.
We are back home and I spent the weekend doing very little. I read a lot and crocheted a little. Ken and I watched tv programs and movies. It was a very mellow weekend which we needed after all the travelling. Now we are back to the routine of our life. It was great to get the break, see the girls, see their new house. It's also great to be home and settle back into our routine.
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