Elly recently took her first airplane ride to Florida to visit her Great Mama, the original Elynor. Before heading to the airport we dropped Otis off at the Dog Club, otherwise known as doggie heaven.
I hadn’t flown in several years so my fear of flying seemed to have intensified. Luckily I had some pills to make my flying experience more bearable, unfortunately I didn’t take them soon enough to feel their relaxing effects. Jamie used his calm assertive energy to keep me on the plane (despite my tearful protests claiming I couldn’t possibly make it) as we waited for all to board. Some folks across the aisle in strong southern drawl noticed my anxieties, their advice: cocktails.
Elly traveled beautifully. We arrived to gorgeous weather and gracious Mama. During the weekend we spent time at Mama’s Country Club’s pool where Elly took her first swim. Elly also got to visit with her cousins, Denver (2) and Mason (10 months). Jamie went to a Nats Spring training game, something he’s always wanted to do. One of the other highlights for me was eating strawberry shortcake because the strawberries were in season.
We are so glad we made the trip! It’s always great spending time with Mama, I love listening to her tell stories about her life. She has so much to share. She even taught Jamie a new skill; how to make fried eggs.