Sarah had really been looking forward to going down to one of our complex pools each day. It was too hot for me to sit on the covered patio during the middle of the day so Sarah got up early one morning while the temperature was still bearable and we headed for the pool.
When we got to the pool there was a notice by the gate that there was a dead rodent in the filter. I had Sarah check for it before she got in the pool and she didn't see the rat. I decided that the pool man had taken care of it and that the sign hadn't been removed.
Sarah cleaned all the leaves and bugs from the pool with the skimmer and got in the pool to swim. After a few laps her mother arrived to join her in the pool. Much to our disgust, the rat had not been removed and the swim was over.
Gail and Sarah showered at the pool, then went home and showered again with some anti-bacterial soap. That ended Sarah's daily swim. The other pool is about a half mile away, but parking is not close to that pool and I couldn't walk on the gravel path to reach it. Such a disappointment for Sarah because that is the activity she had really been looking forward to. She loves to swim, which is surprising since she nearly drowned twice when she was a toddler.
This is a Century Plant near the Kartchner Caverns Visitor Center.
I will wind this series on Gail's visit with more photos of our activities.
Sarah loves working picture puzzles.
Rachel and Hans
Everyone knows about Linus' blankie. Well, Hans has his version in the form of a blue ball. He walks around with it in his mouth and, as they said goodbye, he held it in his mouth. Hans learned a new word at my house "Move". He really needed the comfort of his blue ball because he heard that word from me quite often!
All too soon it was time to say 'goodbye".