We’ve been keeping busy here in California while visiting Papa and Gigi. We’ve gone to the Heritage Gardens, visited some boating friends in Thousand Oaks and yesterday we went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Now you might think that we get enough of the water animals but the fact is, Jake and I (and Andy) love aquariums. This one was pretty cool as aquariums go. We were able to pet sharks, stingrays and bat rays…see some penguins and show Papa and Gigi all the fish we get to see on a regular basis on our snorkeling adventures. We also got to see a lot of the sea life from Australia…something we’re really looking forward to seeing in person. It's nice to keep busy but when you're used to the slow pace of life that we are, it can be exhausting too!
|The Cactus Garden was Jake's favorite|
|Jake, Papa and Gigi stopping to cool off...it was a hot day.|
We make our much anticipated journey to Georgia later this week - our third flight since leaving Pohnpei. It’s been two years since we’ve seen my brother and his family so I think we’re all pretty excited! Georgia is also where I grew up and went to college so I have a list of friends I hope to catch up with. I'm not telling Jake because I don't want him to be disappointed if it doesn't work out, but I think his boat friends from Mexico, Christian and Abby are there as well... It should be a fun filled trip with lots of kids for Jake to play with.