We started early to take advantage of cool early morning temperatures. Little Mud Creek:Road A1A:Indian River aka Intra Coastal Waterway to the west:The only climbing we did were tall bridges which connect Hutchinson Island with the mainland:View from the top:Ahead, the third and final bridge of the day:Miles = 47. Yes, I was exhausted.
On our first day, we got fresh vegetable and fruits from Billie’s favorite farm stand, Barbour’s.Today we walked a couple of miles in the morning around the Ocean Village grounds. In the late afternoon, we walked another 2 miles up to Archie’s.A pretty good band was playing in the back of Archie’s. Diners who preferred less-loud music stayed inside or on the street side of the building. Hurray for modern-day dance floor standards! There was one guy one time on the dance floor, the rest were women having lots of fun.A simple game to amuse customers. Let go of the ring at the right spot and speed and try to catch it on a hook on the post.
We are staying at the same place we stayed at last year.Lots of different styles of condos from high-risesto golf course duplexes.There are lots of bike racks with not a single locked bikealthough some have a warning label.Our condo is in a “low-rise” and on the first floor – much easier to get the bikes inside.
Last week, I had to go to Joann’s after Sophia’s soccer practice. I am a total weakling when it comes to buying crafts for them to make. Sophia chose a gingerbread house made from foam pieces. Avery chose sugar cookies decorated with trolls. Today after school we made the cookies.Sophia took everything out of the box – which made 10 cookies, but there were 12 edible decals. “Grandma, can I eat one? There are two extra.” Maybe break off a piece of the decal and see how it tastes. It tasted liked frosting and one decal disappeared.Sophia was so much help. She knew where everything was in the kitchen.Sophia thought Avery’s choice of a craft from Joann’s was perfect because she actually got to do it.Avery had been absorbed in the iPad, but did show up when it was time to frost and decorate the cookies.He frosted one, decorated it, ate it, and left. Sophia described it as “One. And done.”A very successful project.