2 fulltimers travel blog

Mama's butterfly bush in Suffolk!

Draw bridge open during heavy downpour

Steamed shrimp & local corn with Corky's parents

"the golf course" in Surry

One of many local soy bean fields

We are still in an "adjustment" to "real" life period!! For those of you familiar with my personality traits just as I finally learned to wind down, it is time to rewind. With that said, life goes on looking out for the folks, attending to our duplex(sewer clog), and re-acclimating to stress:) Cork's Great Auntie Ada is a spry, well spoken, sharp as a tack +97 year old. For example, today she had prepared chicken and dumplings(from scratch). Is that a blessing? Indeed it is. Nothing escapes her. She was pleasantly surprised to see Corky twice in one week. Auntie loves sharing Suffolk peanuts. We'll be roasting some-they are good eating. Many of you may not know Suffolk is the home of Planters Peanuts. This business was begun in the late 1800's by Luis Obici. One of his mansions remains on the banks of the Nansemond River. Mary Ellen & Trent had their wedding and reception there. As of right now, the plans for the week include weekly visits with my mom in North Carolina and once weekly visits with my grandchildren. Not having my own vehicle requires advanced planning. I'm confident we'll be on track soon. Corky's folks, Lynn(sister) & Budi(brother in law) have gardens. We have had some good homegrown, southern cooked vegetable dinners complete with cornbread. Our biggest celebration will be when Budi is released from the hospital. Per the cardiologist, Budi is a miracle in the works. All of us are thankful for the prayers, visits, and words of comfort relayed to and for Budi, Lynn, and Ashlyn. We hear often from our Quartzite friends. Everyone is looking forward to when we can return. We will continue to enjoy our traveling retirement as long as good health prevails.

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