Jul 2012

Amtrak

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Amtrak has two trains that run between Raleigh and Charlotte. I am on the Piedmont this morning. The Piedmont is the more comfortable train. I have at least three feet of leg room in front of me. There is a foot rest on the seat in front of me, but my legs are too short to reach it. The seats recline a lot and are very comfy. Read More...

24 Hours

Monday morning I got up as usual. At 7:15 I walked to the kitchen to talk with Shelley & Dave before they left for work. Dave and Keenan were eating breakfast at the bar. I did not see Shelley. Dave said Shelley was not feeling well and looked toward a couch in the living room. Read More...

Lazy Afternoon

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This morning, Shelley, Keenan and I went to a huge kids’ consignment sale at the fairgrounds. We spent about $100.00 and got tons of like-new toys. Keenan had a great time looking at all the toys, waving & blowing kisses - perhaps she thought she was in a parade. It was crowded and the atmosphere was quite festive. Read More...

Party Girl

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We had two parties at Olsonland this weekend. On Saturday, Dave’s soccer team and their families were here for a pool party. On Sunday all the neighbors came over for a get together. Read More...

Trip Planning

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It is still unbelievably hot. The high temperature has been over a hundred degrees for about two weeks and the heat index has been ranging from 114 to 119 each day. Read More...

Game Changer

We got a bit of a rain shower yesterday, but not enough to keep me from having to water plants today - in fact it was not even enough to get the ground wet under shrubs or trees. But any rain is better than no rain and it did drop the temperature into the 90’s rather than above 100 for a while. Read More...

Where's Keenan & her Parents

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We still have not heard from Shelley, Dave & Keenan. My thought is that the internet is down or that Shelley doesn’t know she has to take her iPad out of airplane mode to have an internet connection. Read More...

Happy 4th of July

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We did not hear from Shelley, Dave & Keenan after they left Atlanta. Hopefully they arrived safely at the resort in Mexico. It’s not unusual to not hear from Shelley & Dave for a day or so when they are out of the country, but they have never had Keenan with them. Read More...

Hot, Hot, Hot

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Shelley, Dave & Keenan left for Mexico early this morning. I took them and a ton of luggage to the airport this morning. Shelley took my camera (it is much smaller than hers) so there will be no photos for the blog. Mary, the four dogs and I were left at home. Shelley stocked the refrigerator and freezer to make sure we did not starve to death while she was gone. Read More...