On the Road Back to Florida - 08/31/19
31 August 2019 | Fredericksburg, Virginia
Slept in until 8. Got dressed and headed up to see everyone. Erin was already making pancakes. I sliced up some fresh fruit while Chantelle scrambled eggs. Rafi set the table. Robert, Chris, Raf and Evie joined us for a lovely family breakfast. Thanks to all of you for this wonderful opportunity to get together!
Erin, Raf, Rafi and Evie headed out to the Jijitsu gym. Chris, Chantelle and I took a nice long walk. Chris added Pickles, the dog, to our walk. He loves to walk. Chantelle took a much longer walk. Robert and Mark worked on some landscaping. I think they got a great work out too!
Hurricane Dorian weather updates predicted this storm will stay off the Florida coast line, which was great news. It will still bring lots of wind and rain to Jacksonville, but at least it won't touch land.
Mark and I decided that it would be best for us to head back to Jacksonville. Our back yard bulkhead is in need of attention, especially if there is a lot of raining heading our way. We will split the drive over two days.
We packed up our bags and loaded them in the car. Then, followed Robert, Chris and Chantelle, as we all met up at the Diner Restaurant for lunch. The food was very good. We said our good-byes and headed south, on our way to Florida.
We stopped a couple of times, mostly to give Mark a break. I drove for around 2 hours. I must say that the roads were full of holiday weekend traffic. Both directions were grid locked at times. I caught up on emails. Mark found us a hotel in Fredericksburg, Virginia. We are both exhausted. We snacked quite a lot, so we skipped dinner.
Arrived at our hotel at 9 pm. Creating tonight's and last night's blog. Hope everyone is have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend as we say goodbye to August!
Thanks for your emails and messages. Happy Labor Day weekend!