Sunday, January 09, 2011
After the hectic days of the holidays and spending most of our time catching up with our daughter and SIL, we have entered a bit of a holding pattern. We are waiting for the birth of our first granddaughter, which is still four plus weeks in the future. Normally about this time we would be getting itchy feet to move on, but it is, in fact, just the beginning of our planned stay of up to four months here to be a part of the first few months of our granddaughter’s life.
While this is going to be a great period for us, it does require a bit of rework of what our life has been like for the last four years-namely traveling often. So, in between walks on the beach in surf producing winds and learning to be in a house on a regular basis, I have been working on my picture files and reliving places we have been during our RV journey and before. I have almost 13,000 pictures just from the first two years on the road on the computer, which still leaves me two more years of RVing pictures to review. So in those first two years, I figure I have taken at least 16K pictures including those that have ended on the editing room floor-know today as the recycle bin.
Our daughter in the Middle East is scheduled to return state side in two days and report to her regular duty station-The Air Force Academy. She is planning on taking some leave and visiting us in a week or so after her return. We have been researching some places for her to stay on the beach. After emails back and forth with her, we have confirmed a very nice penthouse condo for a few days. I think we will all be spending time there enjoying the views.
While I am not a very handy person, I did manage to assemble a baby changing table without the use of unacceptable language and luckily for me, not damaging the table. I am sure that “team baby” will be finding any number of things for me to do as we move ahead.
I may be sharing with you some of our past adventures as I slowly work my way through the photos.