October brought Ryan a TDY (temporary duty) in China Lake, CA where he attended well drilling school. Since he made it back to the mainland complements of the military, we decided to take advantage of a trip back to NC. I headed that way October 25. Departing Guam at 6:30 Tuesday morning and arriving in Asheville at 5:45 pm Tuesday evening reminded me why people don't make that trip too often. 24 hours and 18 minutes of travel... requires you say a while. Ryan joined me in Asheville November 11 and we proceeded to catch up with friends, visit with family and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving in the mountains.
A few things that caught our attention and reminded us of why we love Asheville:
|I made it home just in time to see the beautiful Autumn leaves.|
Ryan had his very own welcome home banner complete with excited parents and a delayed flight.
We took a little time to be tourists when Kathy Lombardo came to visit. Enjoy some of the snap shots and see why I love Asheville. Delicious food, unique people, beautiful weather, and breath taking views.
|Pritchard Park Chess|
|Woolworth's soda counter|
|Outside Garage 34|
|Photo op in front of the huge fire place.|
|yep, that's all edible.|
|Looks like it could be placed under a tree!|
|Intense game of made up 'coin chess'. Don't they look deep in thought.|
|The view for Thanksgiving lunch.|
|Ryan and Hunter colored their own placemats.|
|The girls watching Cinderella. "The sisters tore her dress... again" ~ Anna Claire|
|The newest member of the Bowman family... Murphy.|
Up next: Christmas on our rock in the middle of the Pacific.