View of VA Beach from our room balcony.
We have been traveling a lot lately also. As much as I like getting on the road and being together making memories, I am so glad the traveling is done. The last trip was to Virginia Beach, Virginia. I loved the trip even though I am not a huge water fan. I loved waking up every morning to seeing the ocean, the surfers and dolphins while drinking my tea! I was really surprised at how well Madi and Ryder got along. When you have two teens, well, they can kind of get on each others last nerve. Both kids were awesome to travel with....most of the time! ;-) The trip to the beach took us 7 hours to drive to. That's a long time in the car.
We were at the beach while Hurricane Irma was bearing down on FL. My brother J lives in FL and he hightailed it out to safety in NC. I am so glad that he was safe and as far I know right now, his home didn't sustain any damage.
I have been busy getting the produce from the garden canned for the last month. Our garden gave a lot of produce but the wildlife around here ate their fair share this year. I was able to can several batches of salsa and some jars of green beans. I froze some zucchini and green peppers too. I bought some carrots and my mom helped me can 29 quarts today. That was a lot of chopping! Jeremiah grew two nice pumpkins. He brought them to the front porch to use as fall decorations.
Speaking of fall... some of the trees are starting to show their colors! My dad has a saying that "The colored leaves are the flowers of fall."
I think that I will finish with that for the evening. I hope to post more later! Blessings to you all!