This was the last "must-stop" destination, after months of being on the road, before I reach home. And, here is why...
My Grand Neice - Harley Anne
One of my sisters, Linda, passed in 2012. This is her first grandchild. Now, even though she is my niece, Harley is one of my Grand babies. She is just a few weeks old and my sister would be over the moon with joy meeting her. I was. Lu, as we called my sister, has been on my mind so very often lately. I miss her and wish more than anything she could be here. Looking at this beautiful baby and knowing she will never meet my sister, never learn from her, and never hear Lu's infectious laughter is bittersweet. I look forward to the days when I can take Harley for walks, push her on a swing, and tell her how wonderful her grandmother was and how she is missed by so many that loved her.
I had the great privilege of being Harley's first babysitter and though she won't remember, I shared a few memories of Lu with her. Made me also think of how much I missed my grandchildren being so little!
Not all of my time at my nephew Vincent and his wife Cassies', but most of it, centered around this little girl. We also toured Fort Macon State Park. The main attraction is the perfectly restored Civil War-era fort. It sits along beautiful shoreline and the whole area is prime picnic fodder.