Monday, May 9, 2011 update

I apologize for being neglectful in writing this blog, sharing our adventures with you. Let me bring you up to speed. We left Florida in late March because Lenny got a job working at campgrounds. We now move every two weeks. The end of March and all of April were spent in Virginia. First Williamsburg, then Richmond. We were able to do some sightseeing on his days off which was fun. We went to Norfolk and toured the USS Wisconsin museum. They had a boat tour of the naval yard that we sort of enjoyed. It was a very windy day and the boat was bouncing around alot! Len was outside at one point and almost fell overboard. That's when the captain made the announcement to hold onto the rails when walking around outside. He got some great pictures, but it would have been a shame if he had gone over the side with my Cannon Rebel DSLR!

In Richmond, we toured the Holocaust Museum. That was a sobering experience. We went on a canal ride and toured the Aviation Museum. We also went to the Federal Reserve building to see an exhibit on money. Too bad they were not giving any away. The campground we stayed at there was right across from a Bass Pro Shop which was fun to shop in.

I am very thankful we took the advice of friends and purchased a weather alert radio. It is a godsend and a curse! Especially when it goes off at 2:30 in the morning with tornado watches. We were able to monitor the storms that came thru and while we were safe, just miles away a tornado did touch down and created massive damage.

The end of April, our friends Dave and Crystal joined us for a weekend, Dave and Len always attend at least one NASCAR race a year and this year was the Richmond race.After not having seen any friends in over a month, it was nice to get together. While the boys were at the track, us girls went shopping and out to dinner.

Currently, we are parked back in New Jersey at Mahlon Dickerson County Reservation. We are spending our time visiting with friends and family and of course doctor appointments.While I did not miss the traffic and congestion here, I am really enjoying my daughter's company. For Mother's Day, Chrissy, her boyfriend, Don, and Lenny took me to the Atlantic Manor for dinner. It was wonderful. We are here for a few more days, then it is off again for about 7-8 weeks before we are back in the area for another visit. I won't promise I'll write often, but I'll try not to let it go so long next time. Thanks for traveling along with us on The Thomas' Trails...till next time.