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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 ...
... 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! ...
... to leave them for him. On the way out the door Courtney said one last thing to Ahmad, she said, Im not sure if it matters to you, but we had one of the most amazing days of our lives yesterday. Ahmad just akwardly said good and we hazily wandered out of the apartment and made it to the trolley stop. As we were waiting with our bags at the stop, I noticed Ahmad looking at us as he rode by on his bicycle. I found a really cool hostel called The Flying Pig and we made our way ...
... that Obama had been in town and when we watched the news it confirmed that he was on his way to the airport as we were coming in. The massive police presence we'd seen on the way in was because two motorcycle cops had taken a fall. Neither was seriously injured thankfully but can you imagine the embarrassment "hey, Jim. Remember that time you fell off your bike when you where lookling after the president" "shut it bob!". To return to our hotel receptionist, ...
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