Last year I spent a couple days with my grandfather mining shells in the beach, which I blogged about here. I also spent several afternoons playing cards with my grandmother who taught me all I know about card gambling. My brother and his wife and two kids show up along with my parents and we all have a good time. We all savor them thinking that this year might be the last time.
Fortunately for me and my grandparents, last year wasn't the last time and in a few days, I'm heading south to the Gulf. From experience, I know that I won't even pick up a computer the entire time I am down there so I will see you all when I get back after the first of the year. I can catch up on your blogs then. Because my wife is on maternity leave and as a Child Behavioral Modification Therapist (aka stay at home dad), my vacation time off is pretty good so we may dwaddle a bit on the way down and back. Stop and smell the roses so to speak.