Beach with Ammy

We went back to Tampa in the morning and met up with my good friend and old college roomie, Ammy. While we were in the process of picking her up, her aunts and cousins came in, and one of her cousins got excited at the prospect of showing us her pet chicken. Then we all went to the beach, but kind of got rained out. This is us standing under the hatch of the SUV, hoping the rain will let up and allow us on the beach again. (It didn’t.)

Ammy & Ivy at the beach

After we’d gotten changed back to regular clothes, we went to the Tampa Pitcher Show for dinner and a movie–at the same time! Here is Ammy and me pretending we think we’re hot stuff, sitting on the car.

Ammy & Ivy at the beach

All World Acres potluck and drum circle

The next day, we got out of the tent and sat around for a few hours. Here is me, newly awake and already being baked by the sun.

Breakfast at All World Acres

Fred makes a meal of canned pears.

Breakfast at All World Acres

Most of the day we just hung out with other campers and the kids of the people who own All World Acres. We played chess, cooked, had a bonfire, a potluck, a drum circle . . . and played with the cats.

Fred enjoying a cat

We also played a fair amount of cards. I taught a girl how to play several kinds of solitaire and another game, and when things got boring I built a card house and put a ketchup bottle on top. It stayed up ’cause I’m just so good at that.

Built a card house that supports ketchup

Camping at All World Acres

On the day we were to camp, we stopped in Tampa to get some supplies at my mom’s and then we visited Meggie. We all went shopping and out to eat.

Visiting Meggie

We got to the campsite before dusk and managed to set up our tent. Here’s me inside it!

Tent at All World Acres

Fred is sitting in front of the tent after we’ve got it all set up, wearing his “Don’t Worry, Be Hopi” shirt.

Tent at All World Acres

Fred also photographed me sitting in front of the tent, and the random dog ran into the picture too. (The dog belonged to the owners of the land.)

Tent at All World Acres

Just some being silly around town with Fred

During some of our adventures having fun and going out, I wore this neat silver dress. It was worthy of a picture.

My silver dress

Of course, the string of the silver dress came out and strangled Fred.

Don’t choke yourself Fred

At Wal-Mart they sell these awesome chairs that are perfect for people my size! Fred has photographed me sitting in one here.

Tiny chair

And here too.

Tiny chair

Sometimes just hanging out can get tiring.

Fred with witch hat