Underway and making way is a nautical term that means you are not secured to a fix structure and you are actually moving. That describes our status nicely. We traveled over 400 miles yesterday and made our first stop near Rome, GA to meet someone who may be related to me. He became Facebook friends with Anneke because we share the same last name. In all my travels I never met someone with my last name that was not related to me, so I was looking forward to comparing notes and seeing if we were indeed related.
We met at one of his favorite eateries and had a great conversation. His sister has done extensive research on the family name genealogy and I have done some. We soon discovered that we did indeed come from the same major branch of the tree. We figured out that our great grandfathers were brothers. We discussed many of our family traits and quirks and in general had a good time. This encounter has inspired me to get back to the genealogy research I started after our visit to the Mormon Family Center in Salt Lake City, or I could just buy his sister's published book on the family history.
We then moved on to our mooch docking spot at our daughter's house for the weekend. We luckily decided to leave on Thursday as it has been raining all day to day. At least everything is very green here.
Tomorrow will be a surprise birthday party for our Grandson Aleister.