Friday, January 10, 2014

Holiday Travels

We all do it at some point in our lives.  We travel to see love ones or friends during the holiday seasons.  This past holiday season of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years was the grandaddy of all holiday road trips for the Tronster family.  Many family events led to this particular road trip, and sadley some of those events have not completly worked themselves out.  The 1100 mile road trip you see in the picture was completed by my family no less than 4 times since the Thanksgiving weekend.  To add a little more detail, I was working a ten or eleven hour shift prior to each of the departure dates for this loop.

These little road trips may be exhausting at times , but seeing family and friends make the trips worth while.  I was able to see my young grandson at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  Circumstances and pressure lead me to visit Wal-mart the day after Christmas in three states.  How many can truly say that?  I can.  I saw my cousin, who could very well may play in the Major Leagues some day.  That boy is a true redneck, while waiting for dinner he helped lower the population of the North Carolina tree rat (better known as a squirrells) population.  Fantically looking for a knive to skin it before it was to late.    Spending time with my grandparents is always joy.  My grandfather once gave instruction to the great quarterback Roger Staubach.  He will be glad to tell you the story, just ask him.  He frequently remembers his Navy days fondly.

Watching my grandson open his presents from Lolo and Lola (Phillipino names for grandparents) was a joy that cannot be replaced.  He was also tackled by the two foot tall Darth Vader doll we bought him.  In hindsight, may not have been the perfect gift for him, but it sure entertained us. His way of opening gifts, one piece of tape at a time, regardless of how many pieces of tape were on the box, took up so much time on Sunshine's phone we had to download everything as soonas we got back to Northern Virginia.

All and all the family was safe, and we had a great time.

I hope each of you had a joyous Christmas and Holiday season.

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