Our first stop south was in Columbus, GA. We stayed with Natalie’s Grandparents and had a good visit and as always, Gramma made great homemade food.
Touching the cold waterfall
We visited a nearby pumpkin patch and took a spooky hay ride through the woods with Gramma and Grampa Ferring
Sully picked out a pumpkin with Grampa Ferring
We visited the Heritage Walk Pavers at the National Infantry Museum commemorating military service in the Ferring family including Grampa Ferring, LTC Theodore Ferring, Jr INF/AVN/FAO US Army Retired, LCDR Theodore Ferring III Marine Safety USCG Retired, Todd Ferring LTC Infantry USAR and Timothy Ferring Command Sergeant Major USAR Retired
Aunt Tracy told us there was a train on post so Sully had to check it out
We left Columbus on Halloween headed to Tampa, FL to visit Natalie’s Mom and Grandma Klement
When we arrived in Tampa the first thing we did was get dressed up for Trick or Treating
Sully and I were pirates
Sully and Grammy Vicky took walks and Sully rode his motorcycle
Sully took Yogi for walks and got drug around the neighborhood by the little dog
There was also time to read books and cuddle on the couch
It was fun to get out on the water with Vicky and Grandma Klement and I didn’t have to sail the boat!
At the end of the cruise the kids searched for plastic gold galleons and got pirate beards and scars painted on their faces
We went the Indian Rocks Beach on the Gulf of Mexico
Natalie’s Mom VIcky and Natalie on the beach
Washed up and ready to go home
It was a good visit and we’re looking forward to sailing our boat through the Gulf of Mexico to anchor near Tampa.
Our last night in Tampa we took Sully on a car ride to fall asleep for his nap before dinner and our car broke down. The serpentine belt broke. Luckily we were able to get it towed to a shop where they replaced the belt. The new belt snapped off too! The mechanics found that the power steering pump was loose, so they tightened it down and we made the long drive to Norfolk, VA on November 6.