I have some military friends who land, get unpacked, waste no time in signing up kids for all kinds of activities, make friends rapidly and seamlessly dive right into their new duty station. I am not built this way. Whenever we move, I find that it takes a while to get adjusted, get into our routines and learn our way around. (What can I say? I’m an introvert.) Then, after a month or two, we venture out and really start to explore. (Side note: I’m not a granny driver by any means, but have discovered that Texas drivers are INSANE. The size of the vehicle is typically proportionate to the level of crazy, and there are MANY big rigs here. This is partially why it has taken me a while to venture out and about down here. )
It’s now month 6 in our new state and it was time to shake things up a bit. We love the beach, and the kids had a great time playing in the sand in the 60 degree weather last weekend, but I wanted to do something different. No errands. No getting things checked off of the to-do list. Just something fun. We headed to the aquarium!
We also saw jellyfish, but much to Jacob’s disappointment – not a single octopus. When I asked about them, we were told that octopi are very stealthy escape artists and they have trouble keeping them! Eric hopped up to north Texas for an umpire gig so we missed him on our little adventure. Next time!