Beach Blasts

Goodbye Summer, Hello School!


So today is my last day of summer before school starts tomorrow! Just to let you know, I did not get kidnapped by English thieves or disappear off the face of the Earth. Let me give you the update on what happened after London. My brother and I had a nice flight back to Chicago and when we finally arrived back home we literally did this: a load of laundry and then the next day we packed up the car and left for FL. It was a 20 hour drive, but it was totally worth it. When we got there at 9:00 pm, the first thing we did was go to Two Scoops, the local ice cream shoppe. They have amazing homemade ice cream, chocolate dipped cones and much more. We were in heaven.

The next morning, the first thing we did when we woke up in paradise was run down to the beach.  The beach is one of a kind, because of the soft sugar sand. So for the next 3 weeks it was all about relaxing, but we managed to have tons of fun. I learned to surf, we paddle-boarded with wild dolphins, swam in the ocean, played board games, found awesome treasures, hung out with friends, and most importantly, relaxed on the beach a lot. This is a pic of me surfing on a paddle board!

Did you know that three weeks in Florida can give you a nice tan?

Even after nearly a month of island living, I was still excited for school to start.  Today was a day to just drop in to see our teachers & classrooms. Visiting all of my friends was so much fun.  I can’t wait for tomorrow morning.  Ancona here we come!

More later,