Monthly Archives: December 2019

Florida, Dec 21

I rode 19.98 miles yesterday morning, while the sun was shining. I average 13.0 mph, which included slowly riding around the area Heather and Christy’s families are going to stay.  There was a 15-20 mph wind coming from the east that I faced on the way back.  I’m glad I have the e-assist bike during times like that.

In the afternoon and evening I went to where Heidi and Andrew’s families are staying.  We watched the children play in the pool for a while.  We ordered a large sheet pizza for dinner and watched the 8th episode of Star Wars.

Florida Trip

I left Galesburg at 6:34 to go meet Andrew, Thorin , Svenja. We started out from Savoy, IL to Florida at about 9 PM Thursday night. We drove straight through to the Englewood area of Florida. I am staying at the Florida Pines Mobile Home and RV Park and Andrew and the kids are staying with the Eckhardt’s. We had great driving weather and the traffic was pretty good; hardly any slow down in Atlanta. We had a slow down near Tampa due to a traffic accident.

Svenja loved the warm weather and She got on the ground and rolled around.

Preparing For Florida

This Thursday, Andrew and his kids will meet me in Savoy where we will journey together to Florida for Christmas. This Christmas the children thought it would be fun to not exchange presents, but make a trip to Florida and all be together for Christmas in the warm sunshine.
The only sad part is that Cheryl wasn’t able to get annual leave to go with us, so she will be staying in Galesburg. Yet she will have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas with Emily and Brad.
I will share photos of our time together.

December Update

On November 30, my granddaughter got married, in which I was privileged to reflect on the scripture the two of them had chosen as the theme for the wedding. The wedding took place near Lake Chautauqua. It turned out to be a beautiful day which capped off a beautiful wedding. Here is a picture of Kierstin and Klint with my children.