I just got back from a mini vacation in NC visiting my sister and dad. Neither one is in the best of health and they were supposed to come to Florida for a week but my sister ended up in the hospital in stead. Once a heavy chain smoker her lungs are shot so now she's on oxygen full time. It doesn't keep her from traveling but she was too weak from the results of a super bad cold. So my niece and I decided to fly there for a few days to surprise her.
I have to say the constant bickering between her and our dad is exhausting if not entertaining. We had a nice visit, though, and my niece and I were able to get them out of the house for a couple of short excursions. We visited the Mt. Olive Pickle factory, and went to New Bern for a day.
Always nice to get back home, even after only a few days.