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Let us start by telling you about the lovely bed & breakfast that we came upon just as we thought we were going to be homeless on the 4th of July. The Chipley-Murrah House is a Victorian inn built in 1895. The inn offers 6 spacious bedrooms each with their private bath, the rooms are elegantly decorated with furnishings from that era. We were in the Governor's suite. The house has a broad wrap-around ...
... new families temporarily visit the time shares on or near the island, they fill the homes of our former relatives and friends and it takes away from the local quiet winter escape my ancestors once enjoyed. As familiar faces disappear I try convincing my mother to find a place to make new memories with her grandkids and siblings.
And with that final thought I flipped off the light switch, shut the door, and locked up another chapter of my ...
... spoiled by such luxuries. Kids and even most adults in America are unfamiliar of homes without air, running water, and flushing toilets. Although the lack of functional utilities was all they knew, I give respect to our grandparents who grew up excitedly taking car rides just for a gust of cold air; fetched water in a pail from the spicket outside; or used an outhouse IN THE DARK as their facilities. We despise cleaning toilets but at-least we have ...
... lunch and dinners, dips in the pool and a trip to the beach for breakfast all filled the days. Everyone left on Sunday and we had a full day with Mom and Dad.
Monday afternoon we headed for Tampa to catch our Us Airways flights to Phoenix, on to Las Vegas, and finally, Hawaiian Air red-eye to Honolulu, arriving at five a.m.
Home at last! ...
... under the ale with froth above was likened to that of "The Moon Under Water" hence the name. We enjoyed!!!!
Thursday night Steve cooked us this fabulous meal!!! He is a great cook. We had Mahi Mahi with a mango fruit salsa. Steamed broccoli and cauliflower. A bottle of Reisling wine and we laughed and laughed at some of the stories we shared of our trip and great adventure.
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