Monday, December 15, 2014

Back in Florida/Floridassa

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It was so nice to be back in Florida! We had come to stay for a few months, but wanted to visit various areas before settling down (which, naturally, is a loose concept for us:).

We first set up camp on the east coast of Florida. And of course, as we travel, school and work still goes on - we are not on vacation. Our classroom and PE might look different, but we're working hard.

From the east coast we made our way back to St Pete (our favorite Florida hangout!), and had a wonderful stay there.

Just happened to be at the beach during a baptism - so neat! Appropriately Little Miss' shirt said:

"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." Luke 19:10

We actually stayed put for a week or so, and rested after such a crazy travel schedule. It felt so good to get laundry and work done on a regular basis.

When we stayed at our favorite St Pete campground we decided to go all out. The awning came out, we set up an outdoor tent with Christmas lights, and brought camping chairs out. We usually use the Mothership for traveling, and don't bother prettying up the campsite, but since we were in Florida, and staying for awhile, and since there are so many of us, it really was nice to be outdoors as much as possible.

It was nice while it lasted. About one day. The storms came and our tent actually got wrapped around a palm tree! It ended up completely collapsing. A cold front arrived, and we had to pull out our winter coats! We did have a very nice night visiting friends at a campfire one night when it didn't rain, but we were freezing!!!

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The day before we started our Thanksgiving travels we had an interesting homeschool field trip - to see an U.S. citizenship oath ceremony in Tampa! Yes, this mama became a U.S. citizen - finally! After 20+ years.

(My apologies on the upside down flag - the emergency was the super early morning and lack of coffee, haha.)

From Tampa we started driving again - to my sister's house in Virginia for Thanksgiving!

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Oli ihana olla takaisin Floridassa. Jatkoimme asuntoautossa asumista, ja reissasimme itärannikon ja länsirannikon välillä jonkin verran. Ensin oli kaunista ja lämmintä, sitten sää kääntyi kylmäksi ja myrskyiseksi. Ja koko ajan koulu ja työt jatkuivat - me emme olleet lomalla. Ennen kuin lähdimme kiitospäiväreissuun, minusta tuli Usan kansalainen! Jo oli aikakin, olen ollut Yhdysvalloissa jo yli kaksikymmenta vuotta:)

Ja tähän loppuun vielä äänestyslinkki - kiitos tuestanne!!

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