Before the Pandemic hit – we were flying to Phoenix for a health conference – then it was canceled –
So we have had all this money tied up in two vouchers!
Fast forward – “Why not use part of them for flying back to NVA – instead of driving – to watch over the kids!”
Their parents had a out of state ( Vermont) family wedding – no children – adults only – and we said yes –
we would come up for the long weekend – and stay with them and the new puppy – MARLEY!
We had to arrive early at North Myrtle Beach International airport – and there in was a problem.
The week before we had taken our drivers test ( stressed out for two months) for N.C.
Hint for drivers test – study all the signs and know what they are for even if they are blank!
There are special shapes!
And we passed – new drivers license ( paper form) and real ID to come in the mail.
We put our VA. license away ( mistake number one) and our new paper ID in our wallets.
(mistake number two) Keep both of them until in the mail you get the hard real ID!
Even though we had TSA clearence – we had to go thru as if we were fakes and maybe
causing a problem – which meant everything had to be searched( I had no problem with this)
and mistake number three ( take your passports when flying)!
All of that could of been avoided – it was our own fault – but we made it only to worry ( STRESS)
the return from NVA through a much bigger ( DULLES) and more stringent examination due to the fact
that the agent was training a new agent! ( NO PROBLEM WITH THAT!)
And yes it was stressful but we made it!
Just a senior moment – we knew better but hey – we are old and sometimes not as organized as we used to be!
But – we arrived – our daughter picked us up and we were on our way to their house – the grandkids and MARLEY!
This was the beginning of a six day stay – two days with the parents – leaving and coming back –
and four days with grandkids and the puppy – a GOLDENDOODLE – who is going to be very large!
But – in our senior wisdom – we had plans to keep them busy and with these three –
it is when you get done “PAPA – when are we going to do the next thing”?
They are busy all the time except when on IPAD’S or BODE asking for my phone!
Then it is complete silence – except MARLEY who as a puppy gets into everything!
All has to be put up out of reach but she is really good – goes to the door when she wants out –
and plays run and hide and stay out of reach when you try to catch her to bring her in –
towel off her extra big feet – I found holding dog food and saying treat she would come! LOL
Taylor is the quiet one of the three – always doing what told – and is the one who tkaes full care of Marley.
She is a sweetheart – sometimes you do not even know she is around!
BODE is in motion all the time – all boy and in the dead of winter – no socks and no shoes and outside!
Soccer – riding bike – golfing with his father – smart and outgoing – but can be a handful!
Cassidy – sweet – does crafts all the time – loves her MORMOR( Sherry) and calls and zooms all the time.
She takes after Sherry and is by her side all the time.
It broke my heart when it was time to leave – she came out for the third time to say goodbye –
hugs and asking when we will see her again –
then as we are pulling out to go to the airport – inside the garage standing on the step –
peeking out to us so she could see us leave – so lonely – and not wanting us to leave!
She misses us more than the other two!
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Next blog will be contiued on our visit and the grandkids – WHEW – keeping them busy is a fulltime job!