8.18.2010

Getaway

Our trip to West Virginia to visit Poppy John and Grandma Sandy was wonderful.
We spent much of the time outside -right through the evening hours- visiting around the campfire, dark sky filled with twinkling stars, fingers sticky with roasted marshmallow.  
During the day, Tucker and Colby ran and ran, wild dog and carefree child, chasing cats and crickets.
Celia snuggled on Grammy's lap, cheeks rosy, joining in the conversations with pretty smiles and quiet songs.
We looked through old family photos and the boys fished for bass.  We enjoyed Andy's smoked ribs, and Tucker rode the "cycle" and looked for cows.
And because spending time with Poppy is always an adventure, perhaps he'll chime in and explain why, shortly after this photo was snapped, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials showed up.  We did end up getting away...
JEB

5 comments:

Adam and Vicky said...

Sounds like a wild and wonderful time! Only in West Virginia, right?!

Christy said...

FUN! I love marshmallows and campfires! My kids call my mom Grammy...such a sweet name.

Poppy John said...

Jenni Baby,
The ribs were wonderful...but why is the herd one steer short?

L2A4

Nichole said...

I love how Tuck always has the perfect outfit...

Beth Ann said...

I gained new appreciation for WV folks yesterday while going through WV on our way home from the beach. We'd gone back and forth on whether to purchase a cartop carrier to hold extra junk on our trip. Finally, we decided to re-evaluate what we were taking and make it all fit inside the car. Somewhere along I-77 we passed a car with WV tags who'd gotten creative. They had duct taped two lime green Rubbermaid tubs to their car's roof instead of using a fancy cartop carrier. Now that was WV ingenuity and thriftiness at work! I hope some of that rubbed off on Tuck during your visit.