|Logan, Cody, Sydney, Mary, Katie, Katie & Jacob, |
Matt, Shelby, Carson & Staci (might as well be a niece)
All but 2 of Joan's nieces and nephews were in attendance and Joan had a great time catching up with them.
Originally we flew into Atlanta and stayed a day or 2 visiting with my sister and oldest son. We borrowed my son's truck and headed out to Alabama for the wedding. From the wedding we headed south to Florida to spend time with my mom and dad. Over the next 2 weeks we visited numerous family and friends.........
|My youngest son Chris and his family|
Landen, Lindsey, Chris, Jaelyn & Tiana
|Joan's dad Tommy|
Grandsons Ryan & Bradley
|Joan, my dad Jim, me & my mom Sue|
|April, Sean & Joan|
|Judy, Lisa, Joan, Judy's husband RV & Susan|
Our friends Jim & Deb are just weeks away from retiring and starting their full time RV adventure. Since we saw them last Christmas they have sold their house; bought and moved into their 40' 2007 Country Coach motorhome, traded their pickup for a 2015 Jeep Rubicon and started prepping their families for their departure. If all goes to plan, they will leave Florida in February headed west to join us for a quick vacation in March. We plan on giving their new jeep a baptism of rock & trail climbing, while at the same time getting both of them used to some of the things they may encounter if they're able to work with us inventorying BLM roads during the summer. We helped them with some of that prep by adding bumbers and a winch to their jeep.
me, my mom, oldest son Doug &
grand daughter Trstyn
After 2 weeks in Florida it was time to head back towards Atlanta for Thanksgiving. Joan, my mom and I left on Monday and avoided most of the 'crazy' holiday traffic. We stayed a couple of nights with my sister before celebrating at my sister's house on Thursday.
Thursday night we stayed with my son and his wife; enjoyed an early hike Friday morning and spent the rest of the day just enjoying our time with Tristyn.
Friday evening Doug dropped us at the airport and we arrived home at Lake Mead around 3 am Saturday morning.
Joan and I return to work tomorrow and I got picked up to play in a softball tournament this coming weekend in Mesquite. We'll be spending Christmas at Lake Mead this year. Several friends have stated they plan to visit Vegas around Christmas so we'll see how it goes; This will be our first Christmas away from family, but we've got lots of friends here with us at Lake Mead, so I'm sure it will be great.
That's it for now. Stay Tuned. More to Come.