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Jun 5, 2010 - Redlair NatureFest

Today we were back at Kelly’s bright and early – we arrived at 8:00am. At 9:00am we headed to the Redlair Nature Fest in Gastonia, which is about 25 miles west of Charlotte. The fest was held on a 730-acre nature preserve/farm and was hosted by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. The organization Kelly works for (Clean Air Carolina) staffed a table at the event, which Kelly set up as soon as we got there. Other vendors at the event included local artisans, a BeeKeeper, Carolinas Reptile Rescue, and Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. There were also...

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Jun 4, 2010 - Charlotte, NC

Thank goodness we finally got to sleep in this morning! We didn’t get up until 8:30am! We did a stop at the bank and then went over to Kelly’s for the day. We spent all day at her house only leaving to go to her work in Uptown Charlotte to pick up some materials for her job’s booth at the Redlair NatureFest in Gastonia tomorrow. It’s looking like another early morning tomorrow. We ate at Kelly’s again tonight having roast beef, potatoes, corn and rolls.

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Jun 3, 2010 - Autumn's Graduation Day

Oh my Gosh! We did get up at 5:30am this morning. We got to Kelly’s at 7:30am and got to the school at 8:30am the graduation starting at 9am. Autumn wore a pretty white dress and white shoes. Each graduate received a purple cap with a 2010 tassel. The school has a total of 130 students with a total of 16 graduates into the 6th grade this year. Autumn lead the graduates to their seats on the stage, the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the Star Spangled Banner solo. Jen Bourne gave the teacher reflection and complimented Autumn for her musical...

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Jun 3, 2010 - Preparations

Cari tutti! As the preparations for my Italian summer continue, I have decided to document my adventure for everyone to read! I hope that this travel blog will be a way for all my friends and family to get updated on what's going on with me on the other side of the Atlantic. I leave in 10 days, so the preparations will continue until next Sunday when my flight leaves! Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy future updates! Baci, Laura

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Jun 2, 2010 - Charlotte, NC

Today we left out earlier than any day, leaving at 7:30am. We needed to get to Charlotte so we could attend Autumn’s graduation dinner at her school. Autumn is graduating from the 5th grade and going into the 6th grade next year. She is so excited! We arrived at McDowell Nature Preserve (the rate $26 per day) site #RV8 at 2:00pm, setup and got to Kelly’s house at 5:15pm, just in time to leave the house to go to the dinner which started at 6pm. We got there early enough so Autumn had a chance to show me her classroom and a tour of her...

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Jun 2, 2010 - Charlotte Again

From Fieldridge Acres We arrived back in Charlotte after attending the dog trials in Perry, GA with Stephanie and Russell. Time has really flown by and we have been taking care of Phoenix and just enjoying being in Charlotte. Hopefully, we'll get around to seeing some of the highlights before we leave for good. Tomorrow we are heading to the mountains in Virginia and then maybe spending a few days in Sandbridge. Bill was getting something out of the pantry today and one of the drawers broke so he made a trip to Lowe's and got the proper...

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May 20, 2010 - Charlotte NC

Back on sched and off to the track today. Saw our first accident on the I40 as we left Knoxville the other day. Major destruction to 4 vehicles, luckily we saw it happening and slowed in time and were able to pass by. Heard the interstate was closed for hours behind us. Find a pilot station we need their coffee. Spent the nite in Asheville NC home of the worlds largest house Biltmore estate 2500 rooms and $50 bucks to have a look... not. May 19 returned to previous campground for their excellent wifi. 30 miles from the track, off to...

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Mar 29, 2010 - Spring Trip To Georgia

We finished up provisions and most things readying the boat so we could take a slow, relaxing trip down the coast from N. Myrtle Beach home port to hopefully St. Mary's GA with our gret friends, Hank & Cynthia Whitley. They will ride with us for the frist two weeks, & then we will be solo for the next 2-3 weeks. We are so excited to be making this trip since the Winter has been brutal, with us not getting to use boat hardly at all. Also, with many family problems over the Winter, the respite will be good too. Over the Winter, we got to do...

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Just Relax

Dec 13, 2009 - Back in Charlotte

I hadn’t posted anything recently because we have been sitting still in Charlotte and not doing anything exciting. However, we’ve had comments from some friends who were worried because they hadn’t heard anything. I’ll try to do better in the future and let you know what we’re up to. We went back to Richmond for Thanksgiving with Stephanie and also took care of a few doctor appointments while there. We then went back to Charlotte but had a call from Bill’s doctor informing him that he needed to return to Richmond. We went back and got the...

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Nov 22, 2009 - We Arrive in Cape Canaveral

Sunday wasn't as nice, weatherwise, and we hit some very heavy rain in South Carolina and Georgia which slowed us down just a bit. We were booked at the Radisson at the Port and our estimated 8 hour drive turned into 9 hours but still, pretty accurate. I think if it weren't for the rain we would have done it in 8. We got to the Radisson at 3:00 p.m. The hotel was lovely, we were very pleased with it. We paid $74.00 US and that included free parking while we were on the cruise which we didn't even use. That's Joe's fault, not mine. He's the...

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Oct 16, 2009 - WE ARE HOME

We arrive home today in Charlotte after being greeted by good friends Buddy and Carolyn who deliver Sue's car to us in great shape. They have been keeping the car in Myrtle Beach at their cottage and using it as a second car when they are in town. What great folks they are, we are so blessed. We eat out with them, celebrate our last night on the boat, and close out the log book. Our Facebook has a few notes in it, but the most touching one is posted by daughter Amy, who can not wait for her reunion with mom, and mom is also going crazy...

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Sep 25, 2009 - Good ole USA

Uneventful 2 day drive down to Charlotte NC from Ottawa (though the poor gopher with my Dunlop tire logo imprinted on his forehead would not agree). Staying at Adam(Nickie's brother) and Jenn's place for a few days. Their place is wedged in between a lake and a golf course, very pretty. Went into Charotte one day and took a few pics which don't do it justice. Very new city and very compact downtown area so the skyline looks like it pops out of the landscape around it. GOLF: First day there Adam took me to his golf course (very nice) and we...

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