Grandchildren Arrive

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Our two oldest grandchildren arrived via Southwest Airline today. Brad & Maddy are on Spring Break and flew in from Indiana this morning to spend it with us. Immediately the jackets came off and they were in awe of seeing green grass and trees again. It’s been a long, long winter in the Midwest this year.

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Can you see the mischief in our little Maddy?

Can you see the mischief in our little Maddy?

They had barely deposited their suitcases to our bedroom when they were in their swimsuits and headed for the pool. They swam for a couple of hours before I called them back for lunch. A storm was coming in. With small craft warnings on the water due to high winds we thought it would be fun for the kids to see some high waves rolling in so we took them down to the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River where it meets the Gulf of Mexico.

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The waves weren’t nearly as high as we’d hoped but the water was churning and pushing more shells onto shore. They decided to do a little shelling. Brad even found a chunk of coral. I think they had a good time.

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Back at the campground grandpa prepared the firepit for Dutch oven pizza. Brad and Maddy really looked forward to this. They’d never seen pizza cooked outside before and grandpa even let them help with the sauce, cheese and toppings. I had made a 12 layer Jello salad yesterday to have with it. The two of them ate very well considering they’re both picky eaters.

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We’re hoping that with tonight’s storms bringing cooler temps for tomorrow, 77 degrees, the manatees will be in the canal in the morning for the kids to see.

Here’s lookin’ at you kid………………..

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