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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  • Kara

    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.

    • http://about.me/meganhunt Megan Hunt

      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!

OOTD: Summer Sweater

That thing where it’s 420 degrees outside and 69 degrees inside. Chilly Day Soiree Dress :: Remember Spring Sweater :: Late Night Platforms :: Hollywoodland Tote

when you want to work as remotely as possible: traveling for business

A: Travel is important to me because it helps my morale. It recharges my spirit. Every month or two? I like to get away as often as I can…probably sometimes to the annoyance of my business partner and coworkers. It’s always important to me to find something to work on wherever I go–a reason to make it worth my while from a business perspective–but there are some places I go just to ONLY work.

OOTD: Office Hours

This summer instead of having our 4-year-old Alice go to her school’s summer program, Dave and I decided to get a nanny. Her name is Kylie and she’s been WONDERFUL over the past two months! I really wish we could keep her all year and just have Alice in this hybrid coparenting-learning-field tripping-coming to the office situation, but I’m not sure I’m up for all the coordination it would take. I’m definitely considering it because I’ve never seen Alice so engaged and happy–she plays all day, does art and science camps and activities all over town, and gets lots of time outside, which leads to nice early bedtimes. Smile. I love having her at work after 4 every day and all day on Fridays.

Letter from a reader: Changes and consistency

I am a long time reader of your blog and have seen it through its various incarnations. I wondered if you might find inspiration one day to discuss the changes, i.e., the changes in you. For example (and these are purely from memory, so I may very well be misremembering things or just plain getting things wrong):

A Long Day

1. Woke up and read Dril’s favstar to start my day off on the right foot. Dropped Alice off at her first day of summer art camp—sculpture making at the Joslyn Art Museum. 2. Quick shower and blow-dry before Rebecca Forsyth’s Vintage-Inspired Hairstyling salon training class. 3. Got my hair set with my good friend and former Princess Lasertron model Caitlin. 4. Snacks on Jonathan Adler dishes under beautiful boxes of hair color. 5-6. Rebecca setting and styling Caitlin’s hair. 7. The “after.”
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