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Mini-Vacation ~ Day II

Monday (7-7), our first full day at Mema and Papa's dawned early. We didn't have much planned, just relaxing around the house and recuperating from our 6+ hour road trip the day before

I walked around the yard, camera in hand once again, snapping pictures. With horses next door, I was drawn to them. I remember spending hours just watching the horses and daydreaming when I was younger. The owner had even put in a set of stairs that went over the fence and I'd sit there reading books and talking to the horses. Ah, memories. :-)

I was pleased when I was able to catch this gal rolling around. I wish I had my camera on continuous shot, but if I had tried to put it on that setting, I would have missed her rolling all together. So I made this "video" of the clips. :-) (If it doesn't work, let me know and I'll post the pictures.)

After spending a few minutes with the horses, I walked back to the driveway as Papa and John brought out the go-cart. They checked the tires, checked the oil and fueled hadn't been messed with since our last visit.

And then John and McKayla were off! Zooming around the yard and house. Racing through grass and bumps, past the horse pasture and through the old gardens. Around and around they went.

Had to snatch a picture of my WONDERFUL Papa while we were
outside watching John and McKayla. <3

Later in the afternoon, we headed towards Charlotte to see Mema in the nursing home. She was sitting in the dining room, folding napkins when we arrived. Mema has always been busy doing something, so the nurses nicely give her "jobs" to do. We stayed for about an hour, watching her fold napkins. She acted like she recognized me but John and McKayla were a little fuzzy to her at times. She also wasn't in a very talkative mood and Mom said she must have had a bad morning (which she is prone to have) and so her medication dosage might have been stronger.

The facility Mema is in is really nice. The nurses seem really kind and understanding and treat the residents like family. Mom says that Mema is one of the nurses favorite residents and she gets to take trips a lot with them. Makes my heart happy to know that she's not just languishing in a facility, forgotten.

I wished we had gotten pictures while there but none of us gave it a single thought until after we had left. :-(. Hopefully, we'll get back up there again soon (John told me as we were heading home to TN, that he'd get me up there again soon. <3 ).

After we got back to Mema and Papa's, John and I showered and headed out to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary while McKayla stayed with Mom and Papa. John and I just drove around.....partly b/c we didn't really know where anything was but also as just an adventure. We ended up going to Carrabba's for dinner and let me tell you; Wow! I'm going again and hopefully soon! The food was amazing!

After that, we headed back to Mema and Papa's and went to bed, planning for a fun-filled day on Tuesday of more go-cart riding, playing at the playground and swimming..........but only one of those was accomplished........

Stay tuned! More pictures and fun and a little bit of a hiccup in our plans in tomorrow's post!


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