06/26/2015 Betsy

June 19, 2015 –DAMASCUS……Va Our Next Stop on the Great Family Adventure!   We packed up our campsite at Cascade Lake in record time – given the amount of “stuff” we had set up. Fortunately, with six of us we were able to come together quickly. Last minute confer on the route to take to Damascus, we headed to Asheville, NC picking up I-26 toward Johnson City and then I-81N towards Bristol; US 58/US 11 toward Abingdon and then Damascus, Virginia . The interstate wound through the mountain passes, up over the ranges and down the other side at 6-7%…

06/19/2015 Betsy

Old Fashioned Family Vacation June 14, 2015   As you probably noticed, we have a new addition to the family this year – Queen V or Victoria Rose – so we’re hanging around the south for her first year.   When we were gearing up for our sailing excursions and I was reading every sailing article and blog out there, the one event that brought cruisers home was the birth of a grandchild.  Same with land cruisers!  My two grandsons are teenagers and I was around when Alex was little and now I’m back for Queen V’s first year.  …

06/17/2015 Betsy

January 13, 2015 Headed down to our favorite camping spot at Jetty Park in Cocoa Beach, Florida with friends for a week of camping.  My granddaughter was due during the week we were here, but figured I’m only an hour away from the hospital so can make it back in plenty of time to relish our little Queen! Settled in around the campfire when I got a call from my daughter-in-law Sarah that her water had broke and they were heading to the hospital.  Packed up my car and left everyone around the campfire as I headed north on I-95…

06/17/2015 Betsy

October 2014 It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog.  We did arrive back in Florida after passing through Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and then home.  Once the barn door was opened, we wasted no time getting back to Florida.  Had lots of things to take care of as we were expecting the arrival of a new grandchild in January.  Once back in FLA, the gardens looked like a jungle and was busy getting weeds cleared out, hedges trimmed and house freshed up. Holidays fast approaching and a baby shower was next on the list!   BABY SHOWER…