Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015

It is Tuesday, and the last full day of Spring Break, for the girls to be with us. We decided to go to the zoo, and spend a few hours there, and just have a nice time - which we did. I got up pretty early, so that I could get a short ride in, and managed a 14 mile ride in just over an hour. I had hoped to go farther but traffic lights were not cooperating with me, and then there was the train. Anyway, I knew I only had about an hour and decided to cut it short and still made it back in a reasonable time.

Linda was getting the girls going, and dressed and since I was still a little on the sweaty side she asked me to get the girls breakfast while she got ready. I was happy to do so, and in a little while the girls were done eating and I had cooled off, and we were ready to go to the zoo (I managed to get my shower in before we left).

The zoo was packed when we arrived, and since we're members it is much easier to just walk to the entry turn styles, and the girls wanted to get up on the tour bus. Getting on to the bus didn't take too long, and the ride seemed a bit slower than the previous rides we've been on. I guess with the slower ride it gave the driver/guide more time to provide more information, and we learned a few more things about the zoo, we hadn't known before. Linda was in charge of the camera, for the most part. I took 2 or 3 pictures and she took 20 or 30 (maybe more).

We had lunch at the zoo and even went on the sky ride (a round trip) across the zoo. The girls were very excited and had a great time, and by about 13:00 (1 pm) they were worn out. The day was over for them and we decided to head on back home. We thought about possibly coming back to the zoo, a little later tonight, but that didn't happen. Over all, it was a wonderful visit, and the parking lot, that was getting full when we arrived, was completely full when we left.

Tonight was also Taco Tuesday, and the girls reminded us of that several times. It was great watching them in the front room, playing. Stacy and Jackie decided it was time to have an egg carrying race, and they came up with the rules all on their own. We simply got a chance to watch. Stacy won most of the races, but not all of them, and I think that it might have surprised her a little that her little sister is beginning to catch up to her in some areas of ability.

Linda did an awesome job on the tacos, again, and we all enjoyed the evening. Jason spent most of the day resting, though he did take off to take care of some "banking" issues. He actually left before we did, and returned just a short while before we did. He seemed pretty well tuckered out when we got home, so I was quite happy to let him rest.

Tomorrow the girls leave for their five-day stay with their mother, and the house is going to seem very empty again. We have busy lives and the time will go by quickly, then they'll be back again. Below are some pictures from our most recent visit to Jason's new house  and our trip to the zoo. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.
The house 2-weeks ago

Jason giving some direction

The northern end of the house

Exterior Fire Place

I believe this is our first attempt at a "selfie"

Grandma and Grandpa (Nana and Tata) standing in the hallway

Stacy getting a feel for her new  bedroom

Jackie getting a feel for her new  bedroom

Stacy and Jackie standing in the front door - Notice the roof is beginning (taken 2-days ago)

Jason and Dad discussing something

Stacy enjoying the zoo

The girls enjoying their lunch drinks

Jackie having a fun time on the sky ride

4 comments:

  1. Love all the photos! The wood is red? Especially love the photo of you two!
    Continuing to lift up prayers!
    Psalms 71:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

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