For Labor Day weekend we went to visit our grandparents and my aunt, uncle, and cousins in South Florida. We drove on a Friday after work and the weather was gorgeous even on just the highway. Towards the south, there are a few sections of wide open fields to admire during the drive. We even caught sight of a cloud with a rainbow reflecting in it.
One of the evenings we visited my aunt's parent's house and there was a lovely get-together going on. There were plenty of help-yourself drinks on the kitchen counter-tops and the dining room was filled with the uproar of great conversation. The house echoed like a Gatsby party and it was so easy to show up late, pour a glass of red wine, and join in on the conversation.
We lunched and dined with each set of grandparents, and started each day with my cousins. They are two little girls that like insects just as much as we do. When ever we visit them, they are so excited to spend each day with us that their laughter at 7:00 am is our alarm clock. We spend time drawing with them, playing games with them, and laughing with them.
Labor Day itself was quite eventful. We got pulled over for parking in a private lot, and luckily we were let off with just a warning. At some point on the highway, I heard the roar of what sounded like a motorcycle coming and going. Turns out, it was my tire shredding and losing air, thudding while it deflated. We pulled off onto an exit and S showed me how to change out a tire for the spare! Oddly enough, weeks later the tire on the other side shredded as well. Luckily both times I had a guy around to change it for me!
That was our latest trip, and the next trip on our radar is our trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil in February. We have our tickets and the next planning step is to apply for our Visas to Brazil and rent an apartment in Buenos Aires. We are about 4 months out and I really need to start doing more research! We know areas in Buenos Aires that we want to stay in and we'll be staying with my grandparents farm in Brazil with a day trip to Uruguay in between, so we have a very rough itinerary at this point. Time to get the travel-bug in me out of bed to get this trip planned. Happy weekend!