We left the house at mid-morning for the trip to Raleigh. We stopped at a rest stop just outside of Fayetteville, NC to enjoy the packed lunch that Nancy had made. We had all the homegrown fixin’s for a tomato & cucumber sandwich including (to my surprise) salt & pepper. This time of the year it’s hard to beat a newly picked tomato and cucumber sandwich. Sitting at a picnic table under the trees with a little breeze, we really enjoyed the lunch. Even though we could hear the I-95 traffic zipping up the highway, we had a lovely setting for our short rest.
We arrived at their home early afternoon. First thing we had to do was see the girls new bedroom. They were so excited about their princess room!!
Shortly after we arrived we could hear thunder in the distance. By 5 0’clock the lightning and thunder was all around, so the swim meet was called off. We spent the evening playing games and reading with the grandkids – not a bad tradeoff!!
On Wednesday morning we went with the kids up to their pool where they had swim team practice. Several lanes are used for swim team, but the rest of the pool can be used by others. So we got to see them swim and play around in the water with them.
Little Samantha is only four and too young for swim team this year. But she is determined to keep up with her older siblings. Judging by what we saw she will be ready to go next year!!
Our two day visit was a short one, but, when it’s filled with hugs and kisses for Grandmom and Grandpop it’s always a nice feeling. We drove home with smiles on our faces looking forward to seeing them down here in July. A wonderful time with the family as always!
I said to Emily and Samantha that they swim just like fish. I was quickly corrected by the girls and told that they swim like MERMAIDS!!
Sorry girls, I meant well!
Nancy here: Thanks for all the good wishes about us selling the house. We will need your positive vibes for a while longer. No offers were made from this weeks visits. Feedback from one viewer was that the house was beautiful, but they decided to build a new house. The other viewer had a larger family and felt the house wasn’t big enough. So we continue to wait for the one BUYER!! Still we are please with our realtor and he has been much more aggressive than our previous realtor. He just posted a video of our home. So if you know of anyone looking for a great home near the beach…. here is the link!!