Traveling Memories

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Visiting with an old friend who was a wonderful mentor walking through my early years as a Christian.  Thankful for the afternoon spent in her new home in a new state.

 

 

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Now, the two Mickey Mouse beds are enjoyed at home and since Disney is on the itinerary it was appropriate that the beds came with.  Tell me what is wrong with this picture…. The basket was the “catch all” basket for papers, keys, etc.  Hmmmm….. I’d say it caught more than expected!  🙂

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We learned that when your car is old enough and the gear shift doesn’t shift properly all you need is a good old fashioned screw driver.

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I have a beautiful picture of my great grandfather, whom I can still remember from my early childhood, playing the violin.  The picture is of him fiddling while his sister plays the piano.  My grandmother has always shared of her joy of hearing him fiddle.  It has been a blessing that our daughter has picked up the love of the violin and has been fiddling for a few years now.  With great joy and many tears, our daughter was able to share her passion with her great grandmother.  It was a special moment to always be remembered.  A generational passion that continues to play on…. 🙂

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My grandmother is turning 90 this year and she doesn’t travel back to her home state nor up to our state to see us anymore.  So knowing that she hasn’t heard the kiddos play their bagpipes and drums in a while, it was a must to bring them down and to play for her.  Another moment or two… to be remembered.

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Eating lunch out at our favorite eatery on the waterfront.  Something grandma and I have done for many many years, every visit.  Now the kids ask if we can eat there at least once when we visit.  Who doesn’t love a good Ahi Tuna or Crab Lobster salad… Mmmmmm!

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Mother daughter picture (yes a selfie) on the pier.  Watching the dolphins chase the Jack fish toward the shore, watching the fisherman pull up their catch and just enjoying the beauty of the ocean and what it has to offer.

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And to top off the visit with grandma was learning how to make plantains!  Thank you Ken!  I have tried and failed until you shared how it is done.  We all thank you more than you know for the blessing of instruction in cooking this delightful treat.  We have made them at least every two nights and are trying to figure out where to get more.  🙂

We thank grandma and Ken for their kindness and love during our visit.  Memories made during a week of fun… We will never forget and we look forward to doing it again.

Two more weeks to report on coming up next…. 🙂  To be continued….

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