Yes, I realize it’s been 2 weeks since my last blog post. That’s what happens when we return (however briefly) to reality. We’ve spent the last 2 weeks living in an ACTUAL HOUSE! That would be Robbie’s parents’ house near Jacksonville. I hate to say it, but we’ve become a little soft after spending 2 whole weeks with indoor plumbing.
We spent the first week helping get their house ready to put on the market in anticipation of a move to be closer to Robbie’s sister. I loves me a little home improvement, so we spent each day fixing, staging, shopping, painting, and purging. After 5 months of travel, it felt good to actually accomplish something.
We had a wonderfully mellow Christmas. Santa brought C what she asked for…books on Greek mythology! Can you tell she’s been reading the Percy Jackson books? The day after Christmas, Robbie’s sister, niece and nephew arrived. Robbie’s nephew is a year and a half older than C, and after the first day they were total buddies. They share a love of random facts, “Mythbusters” and the beach.
Robbie’s niece is 14, and though she’s a texting machine, she was happy to take a break to show the younger kids the best hide-and-go-seek hiding spots in Nana and Papa’s house.
Of course, no trip to Nana and Papa’s ‘hood would be complete without a trip to Ragtime, the local watering hole:
But I think the highlight of the week was our gift from Suzy and co.:
That’s right….we now have coordinating “Intrepid Explorer” shirts!!!
We all really enjoyed our extended stay with Nana and Papa, but we were happy to hit the road today. Oddly enough, our little trailer really feels like home now. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! See you in 2013!