Saturday, July 3, 2010
Fun in Florida
So thus far my family has not visited the beach. My sister and her daugher couldn't contain themselves and went anyway. Her daughter brought a friend along who has never seen the beach before so she grabbed her frist glimpses in spite of the oil filled water. They swam for a bit, talked with CNN and brought home some tar balls (little balls of oil that have collected into balls are in the water and on the sand).
We might venture out today and see what it looks like. At this point I have no interest in letting my children get in the water. I am uncertain about what the chemical they have used to treat the oil will do to their systems, now or in the future.
Thankfully we came here for more than just the beaches and have been enjoying our time very much. We were even able to take the boys out to a movie last night (which is an extremely rare treat in our family since it is not an inexpensive endeavor).
I'm off to vacate more, enjoy my family, work on my drawing, read that stack of books I carted with me all the way down here and just be away for a few more days.
Happy 4th of July!