I did forget bringing my camera to Mississippi, as I mentioned. However, even though they live in the country, my parents aren’t total Luddites. So I was able to snap a few good pictures courtesy of my mom’s digital camera. The following pictures display what I love so much about my trips to Mississippi. I can forget who is watching and act silly without regard for what that might do to my reputation. It is a nice antidote to carefully guarded public images so common in Washington.
Here are a few exhibits of just how fun this can be.
Exhibit A: Joking around the fire pit at night. Not only was the fire a source of warmth and Smores, but it always takes me back to those college campfire days and boisterousness seems to follow.
Exhibit B: Setting up the new Lobster tennis machine on the driveway. A great way to work out some stress is by repeatedly hitting tennis balls with just the right amount of spin.
Here is David getting ready for a round of volleys, with Knightley anxiously prepared to chase down shots.
And here is Knightley eying Jordan’s bounty of tennis balls being returned to the machine.
No explanations are required for describing how happy two dogs can be tearing into the wrapping paper of early Christmas gifts.