Friday, August 12, 2011

Road Trip

On Sunday afternoon we left Atlanta and headed to Swannanoa, NC to see my brother. It took us about 4 hours. We got there about 10 PM and went to see him for a while and then we went to our room at the Days Inn just a short distance from him. The next morning we got up and took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was so pretty and the weather was very nice. The humidity was so much lower than here and a nice breeze. I love NC and we had a very nice trip.

Tanek was so funny. On our way up when we got near Atlanta he wondered why the road went up and down. He is not used to hills. He did like seeing the hills and thought it was pretty cool.

Everything was so green, but we actually saw a few trees that are just starting to change colors a little. Wonder if that means another "cold" winter?

After some time of sightseeing and picture taking it was time to go to the nursing home for another visit. It was nice to find my brother feeling well and we all had a very nice visit with him. The place he is at is very nice and homey. They have it decorated like you might decorate your home. He is pretty happy there and gets good care. Too soon our day was over and time to head back.

Tanek got to meet his other Uncle Richard for the first time. We call him Uncle Richard 2, since he is his great uncle. It was nice to see that he still has his sense of humor and he kept us laughing. Tanek enjoyed meeting him and his Uncle Richard 2 was very happy to meet him.

Tanek was busy taking pictures while we were in his room. He took this picture of his Aunt Grandma. He got some very very close up pictures that I thought best not to put on here. My brother had a place on his elbow that got bumped while they were moving him and Tanek took a picture of it. It was a good picture of a not very desirable sight, so I passed that one up. He also got some very close ups of my sister, but for the sake of family harmony I am not posting those either. He did have fun with the camera though.

More camera fun

They have several nice patio areas that you can sit out on and my brother sits out in the sun for a while every day.

On our way home we stopped by the Asheville airport. My niece Jessica and her mom Judy were flying in from California for a visit. We have not seen them in at least17 years. It was good to see them if only for a short time. Jessica is now a beautiful young wife and mom with two beautiful children. The last time I saw her she was just a young teen ager.

Rena, Jess and I

This is Judy, Jessica's mom and one of my brother's ex-wives and my favorite one.

On our way back to Atlanta we stopped at Krispy Kreme and Tanek got this hat. He got to see how some of the donuts were made and now he says he wants to be an architect, a fireman, and now also a donut maker. The last night we were there my sister gave him one of Uncle Grandpa's harmonica's and he was busy playing it. We made sure we packed it before we started our trip back to Florida.

1 comment:

Alice said...

sounds like you had a good trip! and got to spend some good quality time with your brother. tanek did some pretty good work with the camera :)