We are recovering from the waterpark. The trip was full of delightful things - sunny weather, a beautiful drive around the Sound, Starbucks, dippin dots, a side trip to the new Cabela's store which has a mountain in the middle of it with real stuffed wolves and polar bears and antelope and myriad other critters atop it. Wyatt and Paul loved the waterfalls and underwater viewing windows of big trout and other fish. Wow!
The boys enjoyed the new waterpark and so did we. But it's an amazing example of American excess. How do you explain to your kids that it's a blessing for Americans to have such abundance and yet it's really not okay?
I kept thinking of something our pastor said - that we're the only nation on earth that has mulitple aisles of dog/cat food. He's gone on a lot of mission trips. I think America should take more missions trips. I bet waterpark attendance would decline among other things.
So now we're back home and back to reality. Back to those books!