Come along as we downsize and decorate our little retirement home in Coastal Maine. Travel back roads with us in our vintage "Casita" and meet amazing people along the way. Join me in the craft room as I learn, create, and repurpose. Follow along with me as I struggle to get fit and lose weight. But, most importantly, laugh with me as I stumble along into "geezerhood". Welcome to Applegate Lane!
Friday, August 29, 2014
There's No Place Like Home
After a long drive to Florida and back, it is SO good to be home...
We left on August 16th and drove to Tampa to bring our grandson, Brian, to college for his first year at the University of South Florida.
We made it from Maine to Tampa in three days, driving all day and sleeping in our little Casita at night.
Our goal on day #2 of driving was to make it to Charleston for our favorite BBQ boiled shrimp
at Red's Ice House in Mt. Pleasant, SC . . . with a much-anticipated side of Margarita's!
Finally, we arrived at USF in time for two days of Orientation . . .
And Brian's "big move" into the dorm.
We were amazed at how smoothly everything went . . . the level of organization and the warmth of the welcome at such a large school were impressive!
Brian is in this Class of 2018 photo . . . somewhere!
And how many college campuses offer a private beach outside your dorm???
Brian & "Nanny" at USF
We left Florida on Monday for the long drive home, stopping overnight in Savannah, GA, Richmond, VA, and at a little campground in the mountains on the PA/NY border.
After two weeks of air-conditioning and daytime temperatures in the mid 90's, it was great to be back in Maine where we could throw open the windows and smell the sea breeze.
But this morning, after four days of sitting in the car and eating junk food on the road, it was back to Body by John for my work-out with Ben . . .
And then some much-needed quiet-time in the craft room.
Where I can't wait to get started on my next project, which involves lots and lots of . . .