We headed out to meet up with one of the local homeschooling groups today, but stopped for a bit at a pet store, “Aquarium Adventures” on the way due to pouring rain. I was concerned folks might have left the park already because storms usually roll in from the west, precisely the direction we were headed. We browsed the aisles for a bit, admiring all the different fish. The kids could identify many, many fish and algae and coral, helped along by the Wii game they have been playing, “Endless Ocean”. While we were there, I checked in by cell phone with one of the other moms and learned the rains had passed them by. The store employees let each of my kids keep a beautiful rock from the tank supplies pile for free which made them incredibly happy and we got back on the road to go to the park.
We met at the same park as the family picnic last week and the kids got to enjoy the water again. My son liked battling the current in the river and it took a bit to get him to come over by the fountain so I could keep an eye on my daughter too. They played with the other kids for a while and got to know some we haven’t gotten to spend much time with yet. It was a nice day.