Sunday, Sept 1st - Monday Sept 9th
The following week flew by. I helped my daughter around the house, we went shopping, and I finalized the details of the shower.
|The Motorcycle Diaper Cake and Baby Carriage fruit salad I made|
for my daughter's Baby Shower
I also got to know this wonderful man that she married. I never thought she would meet and fall in love with someone I deemed worthy of her, but this man far exceeds my criteria for "perfect husband". Thank goodness !
|Laura enjoying her special day|
Living in Florida, I don't get to spend the time with my daughters that I would like ( even though one lives just an hour away, her busy work/school schedule doesn't leave much time for "Mom" ), so this unexpected stay was really a treat. I guess I will have to adopt a new strategy of forcing myself on my other daughter since this worked out so well!
The Baby Shower, which was held at my ex-house, by my ex-husband and his wife, went really well. There were about 60 people, both men and woman in attendance- many of them from out of state. Did I feel awkward? Not at all! We all get along very well, and Patti, the hostess, is extremely gracious.
|Laura and Mike cutting the Wedding Cake.|
The shower started with partaking of a huge selection of finger food, while Laura tackled the mountain of gifts. As the afternoon faded, an incredible buffet was served featuring both Greek and Italian foods (with the exception of the fried clams from Essex, Ma ) in honor of both their nationalities.
It was so great to see and catch up with all the relatives from my ex-husband's side of the family that I had not seen in many years!
Tuesday, Sept 9th 2013
Norm has been back in Florida for several days and has been working very hard to get the house back up and running. His trip was uneventful, driving the distance in 3 days, stopping only for gas and a quick lunch during the day.
My daughter brought me to the airport, and thankfully, since I know I will be back in a couple of months, not too many tears were shed. ( She was probably glad to get back to her "honeymoon" that I so rudely interrupted ).
I guess this is the end of my great Summer of 2013 Adventure! I still am not ready for it to end. I love The Villages Retirement Community, but it is really wonderful out there in the "RV world ". Traveling around, seeing and experiencing such unique places, while meeting so many fascinating people. Each day was all about "fun and adventure", and best of all- house cleaning a 200 square foot home takes only a couple of minutes! What's not to love?
We had a marvelous time, once again. Total miles driven in the RV - 5,500
Total in the car ( not counting miles towed ) ...... will answer that after it gets driven home from Boston.