Off the Road Again

We just got back to my mom’s today from an 8-day road trip.  Last Saturday we went to Roswell, Georgia and spent the night with our friends David, Jamie, Emily, and John.  Cousteau had a great time playing with Emily and John and it was a nice visit.  We ate lunch at the Varsity and went to a great Vietnamese restaurant for dinner.

On Sunday we drove from Roswell back down to Peachtree City, Georgia for my stepdad Allen’s 70th birthday.  A lot of family members were there and we had a great lunch and a nice time.  Then we drove up to Chattanooga, Tennessee Sunday night.  On Monday we had a big day – went riding on a hydrofoil boat on the Tennessee River that morning and saw bald eagles, herons, etc.   Cousteau loved it.  Then we tried to go to a 3D IMAX movie, but Cousteau got bored after about half an hour in so we bailed.  That night Cousteau and Thao went to their first baseball game ever – a Chattanooga Lookouts minor league game vs. the Birmingham Barons.  Our friend Mary met us at the game and we had a nice time.

On Tuesday we drove up to Asheville, North Carolina and stayed with our friends Katie, Indio 7, and Suwannee Moss for two nights.  On Monday we went swimming in a river near Asheville with I7 and SM’s dad, Travis, and their cousin, Ewan.  Again, Cousteau had a good time with all of the big boys.  On Tuesday we had a big breakfast at a cool restaurant called Biscuithead in West Asheville before heading on down the road.

On Thursday we drove to Columbia, South Carolina and stayed with our friends DJ, Ashley, Ethan, and Parkes.  E and P were very cool to Cousteau and they had a good time playing together.  On the morning of the 4th of July we went out to their farm and did some fishing.  We caught four bass and about 30 bream.  Almost every cast we would catch a fish and it was fun.  That night we watched fireworks on the golf course near their house.  On Sunday we went to a party at a mutual friends’ house.  They live in a beautiful home on Lake Murray and we had a great time there.  Cousteau got to ride on an inner tube behind a boat, but he had just woken up from a nap and was a little ill and not into it.

Finally, this morning, we drove from Columbia back to my mom’s in Thomaston, Georgia.  It’s been a busy 8 days and we’re glad to be home.  Although we are not staying still for long, as this Wednesday the 9th we are flying up to my Dad’s and stepmom’s place in Minnesota, where we’ll be for ten days. We’ll be at my Dad’s in the Twin Cities for six days, then we’re driving up to Grand Marais, Minnesota on the north shore of Lake Superior, where we’re staying in what looks to be a nice lodge for three nights.  I am just hoping to see a moose!

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