Kate and the boys were with us on Wednesday evening, they are back from two years in California and will be living very close which is a delight for Joan & Fritz, especially with grandson #3 on the way. Kate writes a great blog - Daffodil's - it was a pleasure to finally meet her and the boys.
|They wanted a fire - its was pushing 90 degrees|
|Cullen modelling his "England" shirt|
|Front porch on the playhouse|
|Slip and slide|
|View from the pool|
|Just a few strawberries|
|Spot of front porch knitting over a vodka lemonade!|
|Joan & Fritz|
|View from the back porch|
Friday came around far too fast, and we said our goodbyes late morning, leaving Joan and Fritz to their lovely home. I am so envious of the views, I would be more than happy washing up to their views!!
All in all it was a wonderful trip, all the nerves evaporated once we had met these generous ladies. I know our girls were worried that we might be walking into some internet psycho's lair but I can assure them we never did see the basements!!
I have to say a big thank you to the men in our lives, for them it was a bigger deal, strangers in their home, someone they didn't know to entertain. I think it went well for them, I know Peter enjoyed himself. And to Peter, thank you so much for doing this for me and for taking on the driving, even with the help of Nora the navigator (Sat Nav) who decided it would be fun to take us through Washington DC in the dark!!
Again, thank you both so much for inviting us to your homes, we really did enjoy ourselves and there is an open invitation for a return visit to the UK. Kathy, Joan we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.......
................until the next time x
If you missed them, then here are Part One & Part Two. You can see our trip from Joan's angle here and here