Knotty Witch

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Family Day @ Parris Island December 4, 2009

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Ok, we’re here – and it’s been wonderful thus far. We were up bright and early – minus the bright, since the moon was still out, and the sun had yet to make its appearance…

We lined up to watch the motivational run. By the time I spotted him and pointed him out to my sister – all she saw was his back. I’m not sure she even believed it was him. He had lost 50 lbs. We walked to the next area they were to pass and kept an eye out on the group I had seen him in. She saw him, he saw her and his face just beamed. That in itself was worth the trip.

After he was released for his liberty for the day, we had lunch, spent some time wandering around seeing where he’s spent his time for the past 13 weeks. He stayed here

It was the new barracks when our Father was in the Marines – now it’s the last to be replaced with the new new barracks. It’s really kind of cool he had a similar experience (at least for sleeping quarters) as his Poppa 🙂

His liberty was up by 3pm. Tomorrow starts his month home ;10 days liberty, then he’s working through a local office for a couple of weeks before leaving again for more training.

It was a wonderful day.


Breakfast in Albany,Lunch in Daytona, Dinner in Beauford… December 2, 2009

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Well, it was a long day to say the least. Sis and I grabbed a quick breakfast at the airport nothing fancy – can you guess where by the symbol  behind her in the photo?

Like I said, something quick. And lasting. That breakfast sandwich carried us through the flight to Orlando, then the ride to Daytona, Fla. where we met up with our Aunt and Uncle

Who are evidently enjoying retirement in Florida. We all had lunch together by the water

Meeting up with them was a surprise, and we’re hoping to meet up with them on our way back to Orlando after the graduation.

This is the first picture ever of this group. Ever. Hopefully, it is just the first. In fact, our aunt is trying to convince our Father to leave us in Daytona after Graduation on Friday so “us girls” can hang out on Saturday, and Dad can have some Marine to Marine time with his grandson. So far, he’s not going for it – which I understand, we’ve yet to spend a minute with his wife who just had surgery on her knees and is not yet well enough to be traveling just yet – so it would be nice to spend a day with her as well.