Home is where Nyah keeps watch
I love those little plaques that say things like, home is where your heart is, or home is where someone runs to greet you (with picture of a running puppy.) The one that didn’t fit the past two weekends was, home is where your WiFi connects automatically. Ha, I shut it off and returned the router when we left, and you know you’re a visitor when the WiFi doesn’t work.
It is nice that we are beginning our trip close enough to be able to see everyone. This mamma is happy when she gets to see all her little (and not so little) chicks and I got to see all but one. I’m really not sure how I will deal with the emotions when we go further away, and I was equally unsure how emotional I might be going home, only for a visit.
The day before we left, Josiah and Sami came to visit us, he had a few days off from his tour schedule. We had another fine day at the sandbar and dinner at Captain’s BBQ. Disclaimer: sunscreen is made available to all visitors.
Josiah and Sami 2015_07_07
Wednesday, it was off to home for our first long weekend. The main event was a wedding, but Russ was able to have a rendezvous with the Harley, just to make sure she was running well. I’m not sure the total mileage, but my estimate comes in at close to 500 miles for the weekend, which included rides with Lew, Darryl and Gigi, and myself, as well as several additional loner trips to Jupiter and Ft. Pierce! I have no pictorial evidence of these adventures, but there was a late night cleaning and polishing session, which is always necessary after riding.
Fortunately for me and my butt, Jennette and baby Gabby came from California, to save me from too many Harley miles in such a short period of time, and so we could all attend the nuptials of Litasha and Evan. It was a hectic weekend, but we managed to have lunch and a beach visit with my mom. Here are our four generations of girls!
Four Generations, Joyce, Jennifer, Jennette and Gabby 2015_07_10
The wedding was fabulous. Here are pics of the bride and groom and my best friend, Peggy and our daughters, we have been friends since these two girls were bumps in our bellies. I wouldn’t be me if it wasn’t for this lady’s friendship and love all these years.
#peacewedding2015, Jennifer, Jennette, Litasha and Peggy 2015_07_11
In other news, Pop Pop does hold babies.
2015_07_11 Russ and Gabby
Sunday, we were blessed by attending church at First Baptist Jensen Beach with all the “home” kids and Russ’s mom, then an afternoon get-together with family and friends.
Monday, sadly, Jennette and Gabby had to return to California. Russ decided to ease his sorrows with an afternoon of therapy at the Tattoo studio. This is another amazing piece of art by Peter at Indian River Ink in Jensen Beach. Russ says he’s done, but don’t hold your breath on that please.
2015_07_13 Tattoo before, during, and after
Weekend two was filled with a little side adventure with Ashley and Damien and their families in the Ocala National Forest and at Juniper Springs.
2015_07_18 Juniper Springs, Ocala National Forest
2015_07_19 Early risers get Nutella & PB Pancakes with Nanny. It’s all Puppy Love with Nyah and Torch. Canoeing with Pop Pop is exciting.
We have had a wonderful two weeks filled with family and friends. Returning to the boat was a great reminder that home is where you make it, and we are glad to be making it on-board for now.