We got to go "swimming" with Grandpa Stro in the "hot pool" on their porch. We did a lot more splashing and pouring than we did swimming, but Grandpa didn't mind.
There was a ledge that was perfect for jumping off.
If we pulled our legs up we would go all the way underwater and make a big splash.
. . . what we made and ate last night. We'll give you some hints.
We unwrapped Snickers bars and covered them in batter.
Then Grandpa put them in this device that was really hot to cook the batter covered candy bars.
Then we ate them. They were amazing, as anything deep fried is. Tomorrow . . . butter.
No beach in Myrtle Beach on our first day, too rainy. Instead, we headed to the indoor bounce house.
Jumping is good and all, but add a tremendous flop at the end and the jumping is much better.
Some of the bounce houses had slides attached, it was so much fun.
Even Daddy got into it.
It was indeed a great day f0r traveling. We headed to the airport after lunch.
Mommy and Daddy hid a couple new toys in our backpacks including some super awesome airplanes.
Of course there were suckers in there too.
We landed at Jackson's airport in Atlanta and tried to find our plane. We did eventually . . .
. . . but had to - we mean GOT TO! - take a train to Charley's gate. "Gate C as in Charley," the lady on the train's loudspeaker kept saying.
We did get a little work done during all our air travel . . .
. . . and landed with a bump in South Carolina. They let us out right on the tarmac to wait for our bags at Myrtle Beach International Airport. Seriously, that's what it's called.
We met Grandma and Bumpa for dinner tonight and gave Grandma her birthday cards and gift. We gave her a couple incredible cards. Not only did they sing, but they danced too. That's right, DANCED!
We also get her a cool new travel coffee mug and some yummy coffee, we hope.
Afterward, everyone came back to our house and we showed off our new trains and awesome track.
The train table is pretty big, but there's definitely not enough room for everyone at the same time.
We helped Daddy de-thatch the front yard. After he used the REALLY big and REALLY loud special lawn mower, all this brown grass called thatch was left. We helped him rake it up . . .
. . . some of it anyway. It was REALLY hard word, we needed to take occasional breaks.
After raking it into lots of big piles, we need to pick up the piles . . .
. . . one armful at a time.
Until we discovered a better way to do it. We used our bus and bulldozer to push the thatch into the garbage bag. It was a lot easier, a lot faster, and a lot more fun.
Also after our first day of school more than a week ago, we picked up Aunt Jen-Jen from the airport. She had a really long layover so we took her to one of our favorite parks and . . .
. . . hung out for awhile.
Since she was traveling, naturally she had Traveling Pig with her. Pig is a lot smaller in person.
We met Grandma and Bumpa at the Twins game and had a great time. We yelled and clapped as loud as we could, even when it seemed as though no one else was.
One of our favorite parts about going to a Twins game is riding the train.
It takes us right to the stadium, no traffic, no parking, no walking, it's great.
We made sure to wear our Twins pants so everyone would know our allegiance.
GO TWINS GO!!!