Sunday, July 24, 2016


Wow! What a crazy ride! I have officially retired! I got my LAST paycheck (GULP!) this month and now my pension kicks in. Kinda scary, but we have everything worked out.We have been SO busy since school got out in May. Family came to celebrate our niece's graduation and we enjoyed a four day weekend at the lake. In June we met brother and sister-in-law in Gatlinburg. We enjoyed rest and relaxation and family for five wonderful days in a secluded mountain cabin! Early July found us in Chattanooga for a long weekend. We saw Rock City, Ruby Falls, the Chattanooga Choo Choo, we rode the Incline! We spent one whole day enjoying the Tennessee Aquarium including the River Gorge boat ride and the IMAX theater! Wow, what a busy few days! We celebrated grandkids birthdays and went on several day trips to state parks. Our next event is Charleston, SC later this week. Then we will stop to do some gem mining on the way home. We are headed to Troy and then on to Cape Cod in late August. We will follow that up with a quick turn-around to Hot Springs to meet Texas and NY family! Whew!
Brian had another episode on Memorial Day that sent him to the hospital again for several days. We finally got to see the Endocrinologist so hopefully we have all that under control now. He is almost finished with his second round of immunotherapy! He sees the dermatologist tomorrow and has his last infusion on Tuesday. Then we have to set up CT scans and an MRI. The hope is that the melanoma continues to shrink and no new ones appear. Prayers are welcome!
Ruby Falls

Smoky Mtns.

Chattanooga Choo Choo!

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