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Beach Trip

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Hello everyone!  I’m sure you can guess from the title of this post where we have been.  We went with Dave and Jess to Jekyll Island GA for a week.  We had so much fun.  The girls had never been to the beach before and I have only been a few times.  Some friends from our church recommended Jekyll Island and we loved it.  It is not too crowded and has lots of fun things to do.

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We took a trolley tour of some of the old houses.  It was very interested.  So many of the “rich and famous” lived in these homes.

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We also rode a bicycle around the island.

This took most of one day but it was so much fun.  We saw so many things we normally would not have seen.

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We did a dolphin tour one day.  Little Sam saw his first dolphin on his third bithday.  Then the motion of the boat did him in.  He had to take a short nap.   We also celebrated my Julie’s 15th birthday while we were there.  Amazing to me how fast they grow up.

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On the island they call this driftwood beach.  It is very pretty.

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Saturday morning as we were leaving we made a last trip down to driftwood beach and guess what we saw-a dolphin!  Amazing!  It was just swimming around looking beautiful.

While we were there a tropical storm can through.  It was AWESOME!  We went down to the beach that evening before it came in and the waves were so pretty.  The wind was whipping and the sound was like a roar.  I LOVED it!!!! On Thursday, it rained something fierce so we went down to Jacksonville FL to the Museum of Science and History.  It was a fun trip with lots of things to look at.

I guess I could go on and on about all the fun things we did but I don’t want to bore you all too much.  It was a great week and we are very thankful to Dave and Jess for taking us along with them.  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

 

Rainy Tuesday

Hello everyone!  We are really getting rain today.  I think it is predicted to get about 5″ but I think we have already gotten that much.  Well, we really need rain so I’m thankful besides I love the sound of rain on our tin roof.  Makes me want to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee or tea.  However, that is not possible as we are still working on apples.  I love the fact that we have all these apples but I am getting a little tired of working on them.  So Thursday or Friday, Mrs. Faye and her hubby and us are going to Mt. Airy to purchase new crop pinto beans.  We will be spending the day looking at little shops along the way and fun things like that.  Then she and I are going to get together next week and can them or at least that’s the plan as of now.  I went to her house yesterday to help her with her apples.  We did apple juice, applesauce and canned apples.  We had a lot of fun together.

Well, that’s about it.  Sorry I haven’t posted much but there’s not much going on here.  I don’t think I mentioned it but Mt. Airy is the home of the Andy Griffith show.  Have any of you ever watched it?  I’ll try to take some pictures to show you all.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Birthday, Recital, and Bramwell Trip

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We certainly have had a lot of fun things going on here.   Thursday we went down to Jessica’s.  We got 2 more gallon of fresh strawberries.  We put 1 gal. into the freezer and just enjoyed the other gallon.  Friday was Hubby’s birthday and the girls piano recital.  We celebrated Hubby’s birthday with burgers and cake.  Then got ready for the recital.  Saturday, the ladies from our church made a trip to Bramwell WV.   It is a town where the extremely rich coal barons lived.  Very fancy and extravagant houses.    The above picture shows the town from one of the houses.

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Our group-such fine looking ladies!

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Most of the houses had amazing lawns-huge.  The kind you know had to have several gardeners just to keep them looking nice.

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Several houses had cooper sinks in the kitchen.  When the wealthy were living there, they all had servants to do the work.

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I think every house had stained glass windows.  This one was in a bathroom.

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A cozy little nook in one of the houses.

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One of the houses-notice the brick road.

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Another house.  Altogether we toured 9 houses.  It took over 3 hrs to walk through them all.  On the third floor of one of the houses, there was a ballroom.  We did not get to see it though.

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Every house had tables set with old dishes, Mrs. Faye.  You would have loved them. 

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The old furniture in these houses was amazing.  The wood floors, cabinets, everything.  I have so many pictures it was hard to choose which ones to show you first.  We had a great day! 

I hope each and every one of you had a great Mother’s Day.  God bless.