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Pennsylvania to Florida

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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.

Visiting Flat Rock Park with Aunt Tracy

Visiting Flat Rock Park with Aunt Tracy

Touching the cold waterfall

Touching the cold waterfall

We visited a nearby pumpkin patch and took a spooky hay ride through the woods

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

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

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

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

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

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 I were pirates

Sully and Grammy Vicky took walks and Sully rode his motorcycle

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

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

There was also time to read books and cuddle on the couch

Vicky surprised us with a pirate day cruise from John's Pass!

Vicky surprised us with a Pirate Cruise from John’s Pass!

It was fun to get out on the water with Vicky and Grandma Klement and I didn't have to drive!

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

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

We went the Indian Rocks Beach on the Gulf of Mexico

Natalie's Mom VIcky and Natalie on the beach

Natalie’s Mom VIcky and Natalie on the beach

Washed up and ready to go home

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.

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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.

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  1. Thanx for the pictures!!! Impressed with the military Ferring family!!! WOW!!!!

    Loved seeing you all having fun with family …. you are so blessed to be connected to your family … and they are scattered EVERYWHERE!!!

  2. Looks like fun adventures and happy memories. Love the photos!

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