Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vacation blogging: Day 4

Day 4
Rocks and Ice Cream: The little things

Today was a mellow day. The kids and Dave went to the beach and I happily stayed home. When they got back we went back down to Old Town San Diego . We walked around town and ate dinner at Cafe Coyote. They have a bar where you can watch a them make fresh tortilla's from scratch. I don't know it was so fascinating, but it was. Then we went to a South American rock shop. They sold crystals, minerals, etc... My kids were in HEAVEN! Since they were very small they have had a love affair with rocks. Seriously. They each have a rock collection that rivals the others. My daughter has a large plastic container that slides under her bed that is full of rocks. They collect them from various places that we have been over the years, and as far as they are concerned, each is a treasure. So, naturally, this rock shop was full of wonder for them. They each got to chose a little something from the shop. My daughter chose a piece of quartz and citrine. My son chose a large crystal that he calls his diamond. They wrapped them up and up them in a brown paper bag. He walked through the town clutching his bag, occasionally peeking inside to make sure his precious stone was still in there. When we got home he carefully took it out of the bag and closely examined it and stroked it's surface. He was delighted.

We bought the kids ice cream cones, and again they were so excited! I love that two very simple things like rocks and ice cream can send them over the moon!

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

Robert Brault

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