On our trip to Florida in August, we (Ella, Jack, and I) also made some time for a few days at Nonni and Papa’s house. It was a short visit, but we packed in the quality time. The 5 of us played 9 holes on Nonni and Papa’s golf course—loved hearing from Jack, “Mom, I didn’t know you were so good at golf” (I love challenging their image of me as “just mom”). The kids tried a few drives, but mostly just played from where we were chipping onto the green. We spent a morning out on the “world’s largest airboat” (although Jack was doubtful that was true) touring the alligator-infested waters of Myakka River State Park (sidenote: this is the park Jonathan I hiked about 9 miles out to do some primitive camping for my Backpacking class in college, but this park is so large that I never even saw the trailheads we took on our time there this summer). After some alligator spotting on our time on the boat, we hiked into the park to check out a really cool tree canopy bridge and tower and got a great view of the endless park. Later that night we went to see Tarzan the musical at the theatre where Nonni and Papa see a season’s worth of shows each year. We also got in plenty of pool time, snuggle time, and hang out time at Nonni and Papa’s house. It was a fun visit—wish we could fit in more!