and Natalie and Thomas roasting marshmallows
Barbecues are the name of the game right now; we attended one out in Ghantoot (near Mike's jobsite) where Bethy got to try out snorkeling for the first time. Some great fish out there. As night fell the American guests were happy to introduce s'mores to go along with the beers and shisha. I never thought I'd be standing under palm trees in the Middle East, instructing an Australian how to make and assemble a s'more...Bethy remembered them, but for Thomas it was learning how all over again, with good results. The Aussie said to our hosts and to the world in general, "Gotta hand it to you Americans, you can throw a good barbie." Now, there's a compliment.
We're savoring every breeze, that the Gulf waters are still cool, and the rare raindrops that fell this morning. Prepping the cars. the garden. It reminds me of home in September, getting in that last hike, last picnic, the same sort of activities...but backwards.