Where’d who go….!!!???

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August 17, 2013 by Last Star blog

OK, we’ve been a bit absent the last few days.  We’ve been busy, sort of.  Well at least busy for cruisers.

The last time we posted we were in route to Raleigh to see friends, family and pick up our son before he heads back for another year of college.  As you can imagine all those things can fill your days and spending time in front of a laptop tapping away at a keyboard is a bit solitary rather than social.

So the trip to Chapel Hill got off to a quirky start with trying to get to the rental place, getting Anna P. hooked up with us for a quick hello (hope her mother is fine in Greece), detouring to SJAFB and then being denied as my ID was terminated as I retired last December (officially) and now needed a retiree ID. All these things made us later and later to Chapel Hill.

Let’s get the cat photos out of the way.  Here’s Cooper getting settled on Spencer’s bed (Spencer who was kind enough to share his bed and take the couch in the next room) and here’s Mini sneaking into my bag when for whatever reason getting her into her cat carrier (arguably the same sort of bag) requires a team of three and a good set of welder’s leather gloves to the elbow for protection!!

Yes this will do...when's dinner

Yes this will do…when’s dinner

Oh you don't want me in here???  Well then I want me in here--I'm a cat.

Oh you don’t want me in here??? Well then I want me in here–I’m a cat.

Nonetheless upon arrival at Troy and Lisa’s house we were greeted with the usual warm reception and cool drinks!! As usual our day was ending with a happy hour(s)–plural in this case.  We spent the weekend getting connected with old old old friends.  Not that we’re old but that in this case we’ve known each other for over half of our lives; +25 years.

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As luck would have it this impromptu reunion was due to two families dropping off kids at UNC so we had folks coming in from the UK and Washington state–that’s a lot of time zones.  Sadly Tuna was in an airline hostage crisis in NYC as they kept breaking airplanes and blaming it on the weather so as NOT to help the passengers.  We saw Tuna the next day.

Patricia enjoying a full size kitchen with Julia

Patricia enjoying a full size kitchen with Julia

Good wine...good times

Good wine…good times

Meanie 1 and Meanie 2....long time ago, no longer true

Meanie 1 and Meanie 2….long time ago, no longer true

Nolan preparing for college life.  "Yes Mr. Stoner I do think I'll come visit from UNC--thanks"

Nolan preparing for college life. “Yes Mr. Stoner I do think I’ll come visit from UNC–thanks”

Where's the beef?  or too many chef's in the kitchen?

Where’s the beef? or too many chef’s in the kitchen?

It wasn’t just work, also some time relaxing by the pool

I'll take the shade please....

I’ll take the shade please….

That's some pale skin for native american BK.  Will it turn red later?

That’s some pale skin for native american BK. Will it turn red later?

Spencer and Lisa working indoors

Spencer and Lisa working indoors, slackers outside through the window.

We spent a wonderful 3 days with our friends and at the best B&B in Chapel Hill courtesy of our friends.  After our weekend with our friends it was off to my sister’s to await the arrival our #2 son and let our friends get back to their every day lives.  Thanks for a wonderful weekend.

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One thought on “Where’d who go….!!!???

  1. Jo says:

    OMGosh the photos make me cryyyyy. Everyone (kids) are so big and all the “grown ups” look AMAZING. Where the heck did the time go????? Enjoy the rest of your summer, people 🙂

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