Flying Home for a Birthday Visit

 

There was still some color left in the trees behind our house.

There was still some color left in the trees behind our house.

One of my conditions for this second cruising trip was that we fly home at least once. I really missed my family the first time and that trip only lasted 6 months. We planned our visit to coincide with my Father’s 90th birthday. While Kindred Spirit¬†¬†spent 13 days and 14 nights in Savannah, Al and I were only there for barely 4 days and 5 nights.

The weather was unusually nice for early November in Connecticut and we enjoyed a warm spell. We visited with friends, handled some medical appointments, shopping, and drove through or to 5 states to see everyone. It would have been a perfect visit home if not for an unexpected sadness due to a funeral. We said goodbye to a dear and special family member by marriage.

I didn’t take many photos. Most of the time I just wanted to enjoy the moments with everyone.

Al shows my Dad how he charts our routes on the iPad.

Al shows my Dad how he charts our routes on the iPad.

There is nothing better than visits with grandchildren!

Papa Al with Aaron and Ella, our Delaware grandchildren.

Papa Al with Aaron and Ella, our Delaware grandchildren.

Papa Al and Caleb (our New York grandson) have a chat by the fireplace.

Papa Al and Caleb (our New York grandson) have a chat by the fireplace.

All three grandchildren had a rare opportunity to spend time together at Great-Grandfather's 90th birthday party.

All three grandchildren had a rare opportunity to spend time together at Great-Grandfather’s 90th birthday party.

My parents get to spend time with their great-grandson, Caleb.

My parents get to spend time with their great-grandson, Caleb.

Happy 90th Birthday, Daddy!

Happy 90th Birthday, Daddy!

My father surrounded by his family. What a good reason to all be together.

My father surrounded by his family. What a good reason to all be together.

Our rental car packed for the return. We flew home with one carry-on each, but had so much to bring back (Al's fault totally - he bough back tools!) that we had to check another bag.

Our rental car packed for the return. We flew home with one carry-on each, but had so much to bring back (Al’s fault totally – he brought back tools!) that we had to check another bag.

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