My thanks to Pastor Steve Hollaway for inviting us to stay on the island, and to read at the Soup and Song Coffeehouse at the Harbor Church. We had a terrific time Friday night. I split the set with a local musician--a lovely combination of words and music.
Then on Saturday, we explored the island, with our first stop at a zoo, of sorts. The local animal farm/petting zoo boasts a wide variety of exotic animals, including llamas, lemurs, emus, camels, alpacas, water buffalo, black swans, and my personal favorite—the zedonk.
|Ella feeding a llama.|
Later in the day, we went to a little estuary known as Andy's Way. A quiet, undiscovered spot--perfect for small kids. No waves but plenty of nature around, including hundreds of fiddler crabs.
|Ella and Alex practicing their moves|
On Sunday, I had the distinct pleasure of reading a poem at Harbor Church's morning service on 9/11. I think I'm going to post about the experience tomorrow in confessions. Just seems weird to talk about 9/11 in the same post with zedonks and surfing.
All in all, it was the perfect getaway to close out summer.