The dishwasher is humming, the tile is drying, the bathrooms….still need to be cleaned. In the morning right after breakfast, we are headed to the airport in Orlando to pick up Nana and Papa. I’m not sure who’s more excited – the kids or us. The kids can’t wait for TWO WEEKS of non-stop play with Nana and Papa!! And The Narrator and I can’t wait for TWO WEEKS of the kids playing with Nana and Papa non-stop!!
Since they arrive mid-morning, we’re attempting to take advantage of the Tourist City and work in some fun. I spent the afternoon whipping up a chicken salad and a potato salad and slicing veggies for a picnic. The trunk is filled with towels and swimsuits and goggles, and we’re excited to share our new favorite place with the grandparents.
Last month, we took a spontaneous adventure and ended up at a fountain of beauty. Wekiwa Springs was possibly one of the most restful places we have ever been. We couldn’t stop grinning as we ate our picnic lunch on the grassy hill overlooking a crystal clear spring surrounded by tropical beauty. It was a bit chilly, but even the 72 degree water couldn’t dampen the smiles from our faces. As we relaxed in the lush surroundings, we tried to imagine what it would have been like to be a native American and discover this place in the middle of nowhere. We certainly understand why the explorers of old were obsessed with finding the fountain of youth. Places like this spring make you want to believe.