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The weather here is fantastic this week. Low seventies in the morning and eighties in the afternoon. It has been great weather for rolling down the windows and driving while singing along to some music. Reccommendations for the week are:
This weekend the boys, Yaya, and I went to the beach. I admittedly am not a fan of the sand, but Caleb wanted to bury me… so:
Pretty sure Bianca’s mom was just enjoying the thought of burying me. I could not get to the water fast enough to wash off the sand! Plenty of waves to get it off too! The ocean was really choppy that day. I wish I had a surf board for it. I’ve only surfed once, but I loved it. One of the fews things that comes naturally to me. If we didn’t have kids I probably would have taken surfing up even if Charleston isn’t the best place for it.
Sunday was a bit more relaxed. We painted on the back porch and I put up a hammock for the boys. The hammock didn’t hold their interest that long, but I got a good background picture for my phone out of it. For the record, they aren’t naked in the picture, just not wearing shirts. We had been painting and I didn’t want their nice Sunday shirts ruined. Inevitably Ethan decides to paint on himself and Caleb isn’t exactly careful with his paintbrush.
Today I decided it was time to take the boys back to my parents’ home this Saturday. I cleared working from home for next week so we can go see Nana and Papa. Also, Aunt Brooke and Uncle Eric live nextdoor. I figured we will swim quite a bit and go on a cave tour at Mammoth Cave National park. The family farm borders that park and at one time we had the only known private entrance to the Mammoth Cave system. I think other entrances have been found at this point.
At one time my friend Justin and I were going to explore it, but after hours cutting the rusted padlock off of the grating that keeps people from falling in, I found out Justin had brought rope from home depot for us to lower ourselves seventy feet straight down! NOPE! It is a 100 yard belly crawl after that to get to the main cavern and tunnel network and one day I plan to do it. Just with proper rope. We did find another cave on the back of the farm to explore though. Been in it several times since. Plus we’ve explored numerous other caves when I lived in Huntsville. Those are stories for another time though.
Caving with Justin
All for now – Matt