There is lots of history, things to learn, places to see we have never been and a generally welcoming atmosphere in Florida. We need to go see the World Golf Hall of Fame again in St. Augustine. We've been there once, but I don't think I was able to absorb all of what it had to say. Golf being my favorite sport and a wonderful pastime, I look forward to seeing that place again.
Then there is the weather. Usually during the winter months, Florida manages to escape some of those cold temps. At least in Southern Florida. We like Key West for a few weeks and it is very affordable at the military campground at the Navy Base there.
We also have some great friends who live in Florida and / or 'winter' there. So it would be great to see them again.
But this year we will spend a few weeks in the late fall in Florida, but mostly spend our December, January, February and ??? in Virginia. We intend to be in Virginia Beach mostly, but will likely take a few days at a time and come up to the Washington D. C. area for visits.
As you know, our daughter and son-in-law live in Virginia Beach and our son and his fiancé live in Chevy Chase, MD (really about a block from the D.C. line). And we have absolutely loved the weeks we have spent in each place and getting to see them all. Whether it is a night or two during the week or time on the weekend it has been great to dip into there worlds again and see them.
Our goal is to do that as much as we can without over doing it. There is a balance here and we aim to find it. So we are going to keep at it and plan on seeing more of them.
We leave this weekend for Pennsylvania and the Amish Country. And we will be seeing some of Philadelphia again and then heading down the Eastern Shore and back to Little Creek Navy Base Campground in September. We also have plans for some time in Myrtle Beach and Tennessee and probably Red Bay, AL before returning to Virginia Beach for the holidays.
During the holidays, (and maybe before) we will probably be honing up on our cold weather camping and hoping that Virginia Beach doesn't get 8" of snow like it did in the winter of 2010-2011. We got caught in that one and waited for the snow to melt enough to make a bee line South.
This winter we will hang around and wait for the birth of our first grand child which is scheduled for mid-February. After two years of marriage Kelly and Jon are expecting their baby to be here. We are VERY excited for them and want to be there to help. So there will be more on that later I am sure. We found out a while ago and were sworn to secrecy. Once she posted it on her blog and FaceBook though, we figured it was OK to spread the news!
Which brings me to my question of the day:
Any advice for new grandparents-to-be?
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