While Fall is creeping in on the land of my youth, Summer is ever present over here in the tropics. And while I miss apple cider, fresh crisp air, pumpkin spice lattes and sweaters, I am learning to enjoy this eternal summer.
The Septembers of my youth were spent shopping for school supplies, drinking apple cider, and apple picking (it’s all very idealistic in my head). The Septembers of Elias’ youth will be spent taking boat rides to empty, secluded tropical islands. It’s a wee bit different. But both amazing and special in their own way.
We have a family staying with us on base for a few weeks. They are awesome people. You can learn more about them here. They, along with us and the Marxes took an hour and a half boat ride out to Garden Eel island this past Saturday.
Not our boat.
My little fish.
Looking for pretty shells (It’s kinda like apple-picking…right?? except for the sand, ocean, hot air and lack of apples. Practically the same thing.)
Some people carve pumpkins, some people wake board.
Playing with the macro settings on our waterproof camera.
It’s not a pumpkin spice latte…but I’ll take it. This view. Gorgeous.
Playing in the sand is very serious business.
Some shop for school supplies in September, some hunt for hermit crabs.
And then the crabs have to race, obviously.
At the end of the day, all the kids are pooped.
View from the boat on the way home.
So, while my Septembers are no longer made up of changing leaves and pumpkin carving, they have a special beauty of their own.