Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
~John Muir

The kids got to paint lizards yesterday morning.

And then we took a boat out to see dolphins at sunset.

This has been one of the most relaxing trips we have taken.  It is the warmth, the sunlight, the ocean sounds, the trees, the birds, the flowers.  It is also the kids at such great places – happy, excited, mostly going with the flow and fun.  Grace has popped out of bed every morning, gotten herself dressed and cleaned up and made her bed (Grace, who adores her pjs!).  Max is even more chill than normal.  It is being with close family and dear neice and nephew.  It is meals and frozen drinks made by the activity director (!) by the pool.  It is the vacation triathalon – a run to the lighthouse and back on the beach, a bike ride to the coffee shop and then again to the ice cream shop, a swim in the pool, the hot tub and the beach.

This mix gives strength to my body and soul.  Halleluiah.