Sunday, January 10, 2010

Thanksgiving RV Trip

For Thanksgiving, we decided to rent an RV and go visit my aunt & uncle in Maryland.  I hadn't seen them in over seven years.  They had a houseful, so we thought it would be a good idea to bring our own accomodations.   She was a 38 footer and sooo nice!

The drive turned out to be longer than planned.  But it was OK, we had good drivers.

We had a very good visit with our family.  Delaney was a little monster the whole time we were there.  I think it was due to her sleep schedule having been disrupted.  I think she now has a bad reputation with the kin.

Here's my brother and me with Aunt Serena (who hates taking pictures) and two of the girls.

My dad with Ava & Shelby

Some of my crazy cousins.

I got to see two of my old Air Force friends while up there.  Gwen and I were stationed at FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wy.  I left there in 1991, but we have stayed in touch through the years.

Karen and I were stationed at Hickam AFB in Hawaii in the 80's.  We experienced our first pregnancy together.  Our due dates were 3 weeks apart, but we ended up delivering one day apart (I was late, she was early).  I looked up to her, and she helped me navigate some of my marital woes.  We had lost touch in recent years, but I managed to find her through her daughter on Facebook.  It was so awesome to see both of them, but sad that we couldn't spend more time together.

We also took advantage of being up there and did some quick sightseeing.  I wanted the girls to see where the president of the United States and his family live, among other things.

The Capitol

The White House

The Wahington Monument
The trip cost much more than we'd calculated, but it was a great expereince overall.  We REALLY want an RV of our own, but that won't be doable for a long while. *sigh*


The Nonye-Johns said...

girl i needs to get me one of those rv's!!! wait it's only 3 of us. well maybe when the family grows, but i can't imaging driving that thing. looks like ya'll have a fun time.