Travel

For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Jun 7, 2012

My Traveling Tribe

We never made it to St. Augustine because of weather, but all turned out for the best. The day after we got home Susan was off again to Panama City with a friend. They went dolphin watching and swam with the dolphins! I'll hear all about it as they will be home, today. I was hoping she'd give me one more picture, but nada. Had to steal this one from Facebook as it is.
View From Schooners
Michael and Laura are showing his two girls New York City. They landed yesterday morning (I started this post on Sunday) and have already seen Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and have been on an evening cruise to see the city lights. The girls are amazed. I got a text from Keely saying, "So, when are we going to move up here?" Today, they are going to the 9/11 Memorial, Soho, and to a Broadway Show tonight. Then I know there will be some shopping and dinner at an Italian Restaurant with Laura's whole family. They are on the go, that's for sure. I'm getting "some" pictures taken with phones. Laura and Michael have been planning for months to make the most of their visit to the big Apple so the girls would have the optimum Big Apple experience. I think they succeeded! I lived on Long Island, and they've probably seen more than I have in my lifetime. 
Which Bridge?
9/11 Memorial-they said it was very moving and feelings indescribable. From the picture, it reminds me a little of the Oklahoma City Memorial--peaceful.
Times Square


From Circle Line


What a Great Experience for My Granddaughters
Times Square
My eldest son, John and his wife, Lisa, are on their way to St. George Island. They are there with their three girls, their Grandmother and Grandfather (MiMi (sp?) and Big Daddy), and all their cousins from Lisa's side of the family (except for one who had to work). The kids all rented a house for themselves and the grownups are nearby including my dear friends, Martha and Jim Turner (Lisa's Mom and Dad).


I had so much fun last night. There is a live web cam on the island and my grand daughters were all waving to me as we were on our cell phones. Technology is just incredible. My Dad would be in hog's heaven--he loved any kind of gadget!
Everyone's Favorite Family-Beautiful Inside and Out


First picture in from St. George. This is Leland, Lisa's brother. Great picture, huh?

Cousins: David, Sam, and two of my granddaughters Kellie, Missy. There are four other cousins (and some husbands) roaming around, somewhere. 
Jack and I have been taking it easy. We went for a ride, yesterday, and several short walks but we're still recovering from the whirlwind trip over to the coast.

I think I'm going to leave the trailer behind and ride up to see my Sister, in New York. I just have a yearning that won't go away. I think I'll leave the week after Father's Day.


When I return, I'll go about my back--don't know why I'm dragging my feet on that other than I hate to leave Jack, and for some reason recuperation without Rich seems so much more complicated. He was always at my side during any health crisis--even an emergency surgery in South Dakota. He was always so caring and helpful, and not having his comforting ways is scary. There are so many reasons I miss him.

17 comments:

  1. You have obviously instilled the travel bug in your family and they are off to adventures far and near. An adventure to see your sister sounds like a good one too. Sometimes when we put things off there is a good reason that we haven't discovered yet. Hope that is true for you and your back.

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    1. My daughter has been in Europe several times, one of my sons travels a lot for business and my other son and family like to travel, as well.

      I'm very anxious to see my sister. Feels like such a long time since I've seen her. When nothing else can make me laugh, she can, and she's had such a rough year. Not looking forward to the drive to NY, but once on the road, I usually settle down.

      Do you mind me asking which Sherry you are? Just name your blog, if you check back, and I'll know. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    2. Well, doh! You are David's Sherry. All I had to do was click on your name. DOH!!

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  2. love the family photo ..everyone dressed kind of the same!..great memories I am sure!!

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    1. They are a great family and they've taken a photo each year they go, and they always dress the same. I've seen each year's picture, and the kids just kept getting bigger and bigger-no more babies until the next generation. I probably should have put a warning on this post that it was probably just interesting to me. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy your blog.

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  3. Being former 'bridge and tunnel' as New Yorker's used to call us Jersey girls (I'm not from Jersey, I only lived there for a while and the accent comes out if I drink too much!), my guess would be the Brooklyn Bridge???? Don't laugh if I'm wrong. :)

    Your pictures are AMAZING!!! The one with the birds - perfect! The facebook beach shot - LOVE!

    I also took your advice and removed the passcode protection from commenting....bring on the spam (google warned me this is what would happen if I removed it...)

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    1. Honest Fernweh, you won't get spammed. If you do, I'll feel terrible. Then you can turn it back on, again. But, many bloggers don't use it, and I've never in over two years had one spam. I hope it goes the same for you.

      Thanks for the compliments about the pictures--funny-none of them are mine.

      Don't laugh, but I don't know which bridge it is! LOL

      Thanks for reading. Loved your blog, today.

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  4. Nice photos. Good work for a dog!

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  5. I'm sure you've sent me your e-mail address but can't find it. We zipped right on through Provo headed north. The traffic and construction was horrendous and all we wanted to do was get through it and out of it. I wouldn't care quite so much if we didn't have the boat trailing along behind us. There are so many places we don't fit and city streets are one. Tonight we're in a great county park in Shelley, ID.

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  6. Sandie, actionnewsat5@gmail.com

    I understand completely with a boat following you! Idaho is my second favorite state next to Oregon or maybe it's neck and neck. I said on someone's blog the other day, "If I had another life to live, I'd summer in Idaho and winter in Oregon." I think I remember that you were headed to Montana. If not, I hope you'll see central and north Idaho! Oh, just incredible and perfect weather!! The Sawtooths are among the most beautiful ranges in the country and the lakes are crystal clear. Stanley. McCall north. Oh, just throw a stone and you're in beautiful country. Well, once you're settled, there's always time - we landed in Idaho by accident--we always just thought of potatoes when thinking of Idaho--well kept secret--that's for sure.

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  7. I hope you take your trip with or without the trailer.
    And I really hope you take care of your back then. I understand your fear but Rich will be with you.
    Your Daughter is a god send to you also and I am sure she will be by your side.

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    1. Thanks, JoJo. The trip to my sister's is put off indefinitely. When I go, it will be spur of the moment and only for a weekend.

      Thank goodness for Susan who walks Jack on his long walk which is good for him. I can take him often on very short walks, but I don't know what I'll do after surgery. Being an anesthetist, her hours are sometimes very long and unpredictable.

      Thanks for stopping in.

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  8. Mr Nimble, think that is the Country corner on the wharf in Garabaldi! GREAT fish n chips!! you missed out. and yes, that is the Pirates Cove, they have a great view & food!!!

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  9. Thanks L&L for satisfying my curiosity. I realize when I look back over my blog that I left an awful lot out and many details. Yes, I felt as though I missed out on a good meal. How lucky you are to be where you are!

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  10. Hey Mom - you know I'm going to miss you so much when you have surgery, but I want you to feel so much better and be able to do things with me again. So both of us will recuperate together - me from missing you and you from the surgery. I love you. Jack

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  11. That's my boy, Jack. ::wink wink::

    Sometimes, I think he really CAN talk! Sandie, you're so sweet. I know I have to face the music sooner rather than later. As soon as I'm back from NY, I'm going to see the surgeon. I'm getting to the point where I don't have an alternative. Since all this started, I can't tell you how many failed back surgeries I've heard about. Funny the way that goes. Even at that, it's not the surgery that I'm worried about, it is the recuperation. Between my sons, my lovely daughter-in-law, and my daughter, however, I'm sure Jack will do okay. They want me to go and get it over with, too. Thanks for writing.

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