We arrived in Samara Beach (where we started back in November!) over a week ago and loved the return.. the sense of familiarity and the ease of the travel (having an awesome spot to stay makes it all so easy too) and the realization that we have come full circle in our travels. The return to the beginning. We settled into homeschooling - but not so easily.. some resistance from the kids which led to frustrations from the parents which led to tempers, which led to a lot of afternoon drinking for the parents! But eventually, we eased in and after and between homeschooling there were strolls to our favourite restaurants, and beach time or dips in the pool, hanging out at the hotel.. all very easy and relaxed.. it's been great. The rain hasn't interrupted our plans so far since we haven't had too much we wanted to get done or do.. a few false attempts at the beach, where we arrived just in time for the rain to start, but it's actually okay.. you just get wet (as it's not cold) and you continue on. There have been windows of sunshine and blue skies which was nice but mostly we are seeing Samara in hues of grey.. light greys, deep greys, purple greys.. it's actually very pretty. You'll see in some of the photos, it's like the black and white function was switched on the camera. While hanging out at our hotel, we've also seen a lot of critters.. the boys find them and it creates a lot of excitement.. so pictures are taken.. and the attention to the small things, the immediate things come back into focus. Kids are great for that!
|La Vela Latina Beach Bar.. our fav.|
|Gecko catching a huge moth|
|it's kinda cute|
|Sean is so good with little kids|
|catching up on cbc news with morning coffee|
|Blue crowned Mot-Mot|
|Major pour.. but found shelter okay.|