Watching for Octopi

We visited the beach in Fort Pierce, Florida during a pit stop on our 1,800-mile drive from Boca back home to Omaha.

Alice really likes fish and sea creatures, and we saw an octopus at a nature center we visited on our trip. While we were on the beach she suggested that we might find another one in the wild by digging in the sand because octopi like to hide.

I picked up dozens of big, beautiful, fluted shells to take home–it was a really secluded beach and the good ones weren’t picked over yet. Alice wasn’t interested in the seashells until I gave her a “job” to do–rinsing them off in the ocean.

We do think we saw a shark.

Dave took these beautiful photos on my phone. There were also about a thousand others from this afternoon but they were all of my butt. Right now we’re sleeping in the RV and Alice is snoring behind me on the magic fold-out bed. We’re staying in a busy RV park and it looks like there are tons of full-timers here with very home-y setups–Christmas lights, little porches, cars, grills. There are some livestock at this campsite and the owner told us they will be fed at 9am, so we have to get up early so Alice can go watch that. Dave’s parents like to RV but I’ve never wanted to do it full-time. I couldn’t maintain one of these things but if I could borrow one I think it’d make for an amazing vacation! Driving this far across the country has been a beautiful, enlightening, and fascinating experience I’ll never forget. I love that it started right at the end of the Radvent project too. Very easy to reflect on things.

Thank you for the feedback about yesterday’s post. I’ve already received enough orders to donate over $200 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! I look forward to making lots of headbands in the next few days, packing them up, and shipping them out in these awesome gold envelopes I have. Thank you again for that.

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2 thoughts on “Watching for Octopi”

  1. Kara says:

    I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOU RIGHT NOW. I’ve told my husband a thousand times that I want to grow old together then drive around in an RV. It just sounds like the funnest thing ever to me! I’d love to rent one for a week or two vacation and drive around the country for a bit. Ugh. I’m dying of jealousy.

    1. Megan Hunt says:

      don’t die! we’re with my parents and brother! haha! I totally get your point. I’ve never been in an RV before this trip and I’ve never really been a camper either, so this is all a completely new experience for me. Our family hasn’t done a road trip together before either. We’ve all gotten along perfectly though and I’m going to remember this trip fondly forever. I hope you guys get the chance to do it! You can do it!


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