GOOD EVENING MAGNOLIAS!!!!!!!
It is really great to be home again. We had a great time and really enjoyed the grandkids. Nick, who will be 6 in Aug, is reading way ahead of his grade and just worships his little sister. Cataline, at 4 months, is so adorable. She communicates with what they call the Teridactyl [sp?] call. Because she was showing hunger even after a feeding my DIL started giving her rice cereal and she loved it. She would grab her mother's had and pull the spoon to her mouth. Wow! My kids never did that!
We went to the Outer banks on the way to Raleigh and it was lovely but a bit cool. Raleigh, however, was just the opposite, last Saturday, June 1, the car thermometer read 100 deg. on the way back from a visit to a new mall.
Myrtle Beach was fantastic, the water was 75 and the air was 85. We spent the AM visiting all the sights and the PM at the hotel beach and pool. A perfect combination.
We also had great weather in Baltimore on the way home and were able to take a DUCK TOUR. This is a tour of land and water in an amphibious vehicle. They took us to a number of interesting landmarks around town then SPLASH DOWN in the inner harbor for a tour of the sea sights. What fun!
Stopped at Mohegan Sun, a CT casino, yesterday. Did not win but didn't lose either. I usually try to break even and then quit!!
MAGGIE You are still on a roll and I think that's great. Now that I am back I will try to get into the swing of things as well. Eating out every day is great but the way to lose. Also, traveling means I couldn't drink my water as much as I would have liked.
Jean Thanks for your welcome home! I have been trying to read up on what I missed but then I can't remember what I read. Can't be my age!!
JACKIE We used to have St. Bernards when the kids were young. I know what you mean about insurance. We had to have our first one put down because of heart worm. It was just as they came out with the heart worm pills and he was really infested. The vet suggested open heart surgery but we had 4 kids and that was out of the question. Hope you have a great time on your Alaskan cruise. Also, congrats on the new monitor. I just got a flat screen monitor and love it. Yes, it doesn't take us so much room.
LORRAINE Wow!! That must have been some wind to blow down the Pecan tree. Hope you can get the damage fixed before you get any rain.
CARESSE Hello, as you can note I have been away but I do want to say welcome! Never new anyone from Louisiana before. Sorry to hear about the problems your granddaughter has had but hope it is all behind her and she continues to grow healthier and healthier.
As all the other Magnolias have given their biographies I will say that I am 69 and have been married 45 yrs as of next September. We have 4 grown children, 3 girls and 1 boy. All are married and we have 9 grandkids. Actually the trip was to see our latest born in January.
Well I can hardly keep my eyes open so I am
Gloria in MA.....off to bed.