Yesterday I was sitting here at my journal. I was just staring at the screen. I had nothing planned for the day. Well other then the normal shit...clean, cook, clean, do laundry....
Then Rusty called me. He said " you know that tool that you call the tool to launch the space shuttle, well can you bring it to me? I blew a water pump on the way to work today." Um O.K.
Ryan was at school. Amber was sleeping. Nikki had just gotten up. So I yelled up the stairs "Hey Nikki do you want to go to the beach? If so grab your swim suit."
I left Amber a note that said " Nikki and I ran away, clean up the house", then we were out the door.
We got down to Rusty's work and we hung around for a little bit to help Rusty.
Then Nikki and I stopped by the farmers market and we walked around there for a while. We saw some really cool stuff! I have not been to a farmers market in years.
Then it was off to the beach. I don't know why we even bothered bringing lawn chairs but we did, so we set them up and headed down the beach.
Nikki and I took our bags and started a beach clean up day. We walked all the way down to where the river comes into the beach. Then we decided to walk up the river. We had never gone up that far before so it was so nice to go explore that are with Nikki.
This also gave Nikki and I an opportunity to talk about her summer.
While traveling back east they used a book called Mennonite your way. So while the group was traveling they would call random people from this book and stay at their homes.
How this works is, people can sign up and then everyone is published in a book. This way you can host travelers.
So that is what the group did. Nikki said that one family had books upon books of nothing but peoples names. Every time they opened their doors they would ask the people to sign in.
Another family took in this group of 7. Nikki said they were a blast! They ended up staying with this family for four day. The family fed them and gave them whatever they needed.
I thought that was so cool.
While down in Nicaragua the group ran into a lot of conflict.
One time their bus was surrounded by people trying to break into.... while everyone was still in the bus. Another time they had to pull off the road so that they could let the communist party pass.... while the communist pary fired of gun's.
I can tell that Nikki is Rusty's child. I would have been like get me out of here, but Nikki said she just got use to it.
On our way back up the beach Nikki and I saw a group of marines training, so we sat down to watch them. There is nothing better then watching marines run, swim, and do push ups. These were some fine young men. So Nikki and I called it our entertainment for the day.
Some lady just rode a horse down our street.
Once we got back to our beach chairs we took inventory of all of our trash. We found two big pieces of rope, a shoe, water bottles that had never been opened and a ton of balloons.
Let step up on my soap box here. Balloons are nasty. They kill our sea animals. The animals think they are food and will try to eat them! Stop taking balloons to the ocean and don't release them! O.K. I am off my soap box.
On our way back through base Nikki asked if we could go see the base brig. So we went by there. Nikki thought it looked small and that no one was there! I just laughed. There are people in there trust me. After we saw the jail we headed home.
I get home to find Amber all but hurt. I wanted to go to the beach! Oh grow up and get a grip.
Today I have to get house work done! I goofed off all day yesterday, so today is hard core cleaning day. after I go up some lotion on my body. My skin is so dry from being out in the sun yesterday.