The air is getting just slightly chillier here in the deep south, and it has me feeling a bit wistful about fall weather. I really wish we had planned a mountain getaway for this month, but alas, we're staying here in the land of no changing leaves. To get my mind off this bummer, I'm going to focus on all the traveling we have gotten to do in recent months. I already blogged about our Cape Cod adventures, but we've been to some other places, too!
Afton had a blast on her first trip to Duck, North Carolina. She loved splashing the water... and eating sand.
She wore herself out and learned that beach naps are the best naps.
Our beach time was rained out one day, so she had fun exploring the beach house.
She got lots of love from Daddy's side of the family! Maybe next year she'll manage to look toward the camera for the group photo. ;)
In July, we traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee for a dear friend's wedding. We arrived a day early so that we could spend some time with my family, and we really enjoyed exploring downtown!
We took a leisurely stroll through this cool sculpture garden.
Then we took a trip to the zoo! Can you tell I'm partial to turtles?
Next up, a few weeks ago, we headed to DC for a work event for Alex. We didn't have much extra time in town, but we did make a visit to the Smithsonian.
We visited the Oceans Hall and even found a video of a certain handsome scuba diving researcher we happen to know. ;)
While Alex was in a meeting, Afton and I took a walk along the National Mall.
We got a little restless waiting for Daddy to get finished...
...but he finally joined us for a tasty dinner at b Restaurant. We got to see the presidential motorcade go by while we ate!
The next day, we headed to Charleston, South Carolina for cousin Timmy's lovely wedding (Afton's first one!) I know these phone photos aren't so good, but I'm hoping her cuteness makes up for it. :)
I had really been hoping for lots of time to wander around Charleston with my (real) camera, but scheduling did not allow, so I settled for a few shots at Red's, where we enjoyed a yummy dinner with wonderful family after the wedding. Cousin Nina was so sweet to Afton and wanted to push the stroller every chance she got!
....And now we're back in Mississippi. Now that it's not 100 degrees, I guess it's not so bad after all. ;)