Thursday, November 24, 2016

North Carolina in the Fall

Near the end of October, I had the pleasure of flying down to North Carolina to visit my 92 year old Dad. He is staying in an assisted living facility and doing quite well. We played lots of chess and checkers with him which he loves to do. I even beat him in checkers for the very first time ever in my life. Amazing!

 For Halloween, they invited friends and family members of the people living there to dress up and come celebrate. Dad dressed as a cowboy and his nurse Tammy who he dearly loves, dressed up as a bride. Dad's great grandsons Oliver and Benjamin joined in the fun too.

 I got to spend some very special fun times with my brother Rick, and my sisters Nicki and Wendy. We went hiking in the beautiful NC mountains and drove up to Highlands where our parents used to live, stopping to see Dry Falls on the way. My other brother Ron went to NC a few weeks earlier to see Dad, so I missed him. I'm so thankful for a wonderful , wonderful family and for God's many blessings.