Monday, November 28, 2011

Honey, we're home

We spent Thanksgiving with our son in Columbus, Georgia, this year.  Wow, what a long drive; it's somewhere between 800 and 850 miles one way.  We drove straight through on the way down.  We ended up traveling in the dark for over three hours, and Cliff hates that.  I read aloud most of the way down, which really makes the time go by fast.  We read "Now You See Her" by James Patterson and finished "Mudbound", which I'd started on a road trip some time back.  If you read "The Help" and liked it, you will like "Mudbound".  I was hoarse from all those hours of reading by the time we got to Georgia, let me tell you.  


That's Debbie, Lyndsay (my youngest grandchild), and our son, Jim.  


Friday we were all surfing the Internet together (the highs were in the 70's all the time we were there) and I wanted a picture of all that techie activity.  Since I couldn't be taking the picture and still be in the picture, a neighbor boy took my place.  


Lyndsay with neighbor kids.  


 Some of my son's grandchildren are shy, but not these two.  In this picture, I'm showing Morgan and Cambry (not sure of the spelling) some pictures on my Ipad.  
I took dozens of pictures while we were there, but I am pretty sure the general public doesn't want to see every single one.  


Cliff and Lyndsay getting in a few hugs our last evening in Columbus.

Coming home, we drove as far as St. Louis yesterday and stopped to spend the night at Cliff's sister's house.  That got us out of driving in the dark; this morning we headed home, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

9 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving. Everyone looks happy inif the photos. It wasis 70. where we wereare at. We traveled 9 hours from home to celebrate too. It is fun to visit but it feels GREAT when you finally get home. Take care.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you got to visit with your son. It looks like a wonderful time was had by all. I don't like night driving at all anymore. So I can appreciate what Cliff is saying.

Angela said...

I love the picture of everyone at the picnic table (neighbor boy included). And you're right... it is a long drive. Back before we moved that way, we would break up the trip into two days (and thus delay the time with the inlaws). Now that we live there, we push through just to get home, but leaving when it's dark and arriving in the dark is brutal.

nerves05 ( Nancy ) said...

I'm glad you guys had a wonderful trip and turkey day. I can't believe how much that grandbaby has grown. WOW times flies. She's a beautiful girl.

Lindie said...

We got back from our 14 hour drive last night. Stiff! But it's lovely to spend time with all my family. And isn't it nice that Cliff is retired so you can do that too! I am listening to The Help in my car right now but always read when I am not driving.

Margaret said...

That is a LONG drive, but it looks like it was well worth the time and effort. Great book choices! :)

Julia said...

We drove up to NJ to spend our holiday with a friend - I drove at night - David hates it and just carries on the whole time. I love when he drives because I knit of course - I must've gotten about 15 rows done of the shawl I'm currently knitting.

Michaele said...

What a nice time! That was also some excellent November weather. Thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

I'm lucky my daughters live nearer now after living in Germany, England, Ill. and other places. I'm reading "The Help" now.