2 fulltimers travel blog

Maddie by the Survivor Stand

Our shadow(Maddie/JoJo as we're walking

Off we go!

Downtown Norfolk, Va

Waterside-downtown Norfolk, Va

Dinner Cruise ship "Spirit of Norfolk"

Busy port of entry-Hampton Roads

youngest walker(on foot)

Miss Katie almost at the finish

Miss Maddie almost at the finish


Pointing to her art work on display at the Peanut Fest



Katie on the bungee jump


Riding the ferris wheel

Exiting the Fun House


Saturday, October 10, I accompanied my oldest daughter, Mary Ellen and her girls(my grand-daughters Katie & Maddie) on the Breast Cancer Walk for Hampton Roads. Thousands of people joined together as teams and individuals to complete the three mile walk along the Elizabeth River. Downtown Norfolk 's waterside is a major port of entry for the Hampton Roads Harbor. Our eyes enjoyed the scenery and decorating uniqueness of some groups walking.

Our daytime temps remain high-mid 80's to low 90's. By the time we completed the three mile walk, we considered ourselves HOT!! Our walk honored the survivors in our family-my mother and Mary Ellen; our walk memorialized our loved ones lost to this dreadful disease-my daddy, Trent's father(grandfather to Katie/Maddie).

Our day continued on by having lunch at Chick Filet and attending the Suffolk Peanut Fest. Our area is the peanut capitol of the world. Louis Obici(Mr Planter's Peanuts) began his peanut operation in the 1920's. In addition to the peanut operation, the Obici's philanthropy continues to benefit the city of Suffolk. The Fest is much like a state fair. Maddie's art work was AGAIN selected to be placed on display. After viewing the art display the girls were anxious to move right on to the carnival area-just like kids! By 6:00 PM I found Corky at the tractor pull- go figure.

Everywhere we go Corky knows many people. It's always fun meeting new faces. The day ended pleasantly tired and all my raw nerves soothed and smoothed just by spending time with the ones I love. Corky's folks are gearing up for the BIG move end of next week. The organization of packing up 60 some years of living is coming together. All of us are anxious for Mr & Mrs Howell to enjoy as much life as they can!

Yeah, Corky-man. Thanks to his persistence with Direct-TV we are back in service after four days of no service. I was happy to follow up with one of my customer service routines!!! No-that does not mean being negative and inappropriate. Studor trained me well.

Saturday's spirit carried on into today. I did some cooking-spoon bread and patty pan squash casserole for my in-laws. Mr. Howell grew the squash and spoon bread is one of Mrs. Howell's favorite dishes. For us I made Brunswick stew in the crock pot. Oh yes, there is desert-brownies with ice cream. Yum yum!

Tomorrow we're looking forward to a road trip to Richmond, the commonwealth's capital, to meet with our financial advisor. I didn't know you could do so much with our pennies-ha! Let's keep our fingers crossed I'll return sooner than later with more journal news. For now, so long.

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