Saturday, April 6, 2013

Randomday: Spring Break Recap

We left a week ago Thursday, and our plum tree looked like this...
... and our daffodils looked like this...
... and Smudge looked like this.  Poor kitty, he had to stay outside and fight the raccoons for his food while we were gone.  We drove until fairly late Thursday, Tertia had a bit of stomach upset at the hotel in the middle of the night, but recovered well to drive all day Friday.  Saturday we met up with the Grove City Touring Choir at their concert at the 7th Day Adventist church in Costa Mesa, CA.  Here are some shots of the beach we visited first:
Daniel was with us for the trip down; Secundus went to Mexico with a service group from the school over Spring Break.
There were dolphins!  A whole bunch of them.  Quarta freaked a bit when Daniel happened to mention the word "shark."  I  had never seen dolphins in the wild before.
It was a nice bit of beach, just enough to get barely wet feet before going to the Touring Choir concert.  Which was awesome, as Touring Choir always is.  We drove on to Scottsdale, arriving late Saturday.
No shark-infested waters in Scottsdale!
Lots of visiting with family in Arizona.  In addition to my dad and Grandma Deb, there's Grandma Deb's parents, and now my aunt Carol and uncle Chuck, and Steve's sister Kristine and her family.  The only sad thing was having to drop Daniel off at the airport Sunday evening for his red-eye flight back to Pennsylvania.
I didn't take as many pictures as I should have, probably.  I did finish almost all of my grading, but still will have make-up work to grade in a hurry come Monday.

Aunt Carol gave us lots of cool stuff which will be featured in a future post.

We left Wednesday morning and drove to Anaheim; California Adventure Wednesday evening; Disneyland all day Thursday and then a late-night drive to get out of the LA metro area; driving all day Friday to Medford; and arriving today to do laundry, feed the pets, do Latin and Greek homework (maybe), and pick up Secundus at the airport late tonight (we hope).  It's been a bit of a weird taste of empty-nesting, with both boys gone.

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