The elementary kids went back yesterday, and I have no idea what went on at the crosswalk. It was a little sad not being there to greet them on the first morning, but it wore off quickly. By the afternoon, I was thrilled to not have to go out and fight the heat, the traffic, the urge to not be out there...
I had things to scratch off my endless to-do list, but decided we should try to make the most of our last day. Meego just finished getting Reese the snake's new palacial estate move-in ready. He and Magnum had to build a new lid for it that needed to be secure and sturdy enough to (a) keep the snake in, and (b) keep the cat out.
After a little snake enclosure feng shui, King Reese was ready to check out his new digs.
He seems very happy with room to stretch out now.
We headed out for some token back-to-school shopping - coupla pairs of shorts for Meego and a big duffle bag for Wolfgang. Then, a trip to the pet store to get another hide for Reese, plan out our next zoological project (the transformation of Reese's old tank), and partake of more fish aquarium scheming.
In the afternoon, Wolfgang took off to hang out with friends and Meego and I decided to take a bike ride with YoYogurt as our destination.
This yogurt shop is in a primo location - located about halfway between the high school and the middle school. We headed out just as the elementary kids were getting out. When we arrived at the shop, it's like everybody and their grandma had the same idea!
Older kids there to celebrate their last day of summer, little kids there to celebrate their first day of school. It's a wonder there was enough fro-yo to go around!
But we got ours and headed out away from the clamor. The outdoor tables were all full, so we took a load off on a comfy bench outside the 12-minute DMV.
We enjoyed a nice ride back home just before it started sprinkling.
No fanfare. Just a nice end to the summer. Thank you, summer 2013.