Celebrating Jim's and Wendy's Anniversary was sweet. This is a couple who have been together for 31 years, married for 19. Wendy's gift to her husband was a set of Anniversary Cards he had given her over the years, passed around and shared. I was touched by how warm and welcoming they were to me, and comforted by their close family ties. Love radiates, here and its beautiful.
With a newly cleaned and scrubbed motor home, inside and out, we moved on to New Port, RI. Traveling in New England, Jim's old stomping grounds, brings out his New England accent, I notice, and he's slavering for those favorite foods from "home". We had steamer clams, Portuguese style, which means the broth is flavored with Chorizo. A sandwich called a "grinder". Jim can't wait to visit his favorite Fish and Chips joint, and the best pizza in the "world." Tomorrow, for sure.
We spent the day looking at New Port's famous mansions of the rich and notable and then drove another 30 miles to his cousin's, Bob and Donna Parker, in Dartmouth, MA. But, more on that tomorrow, since we've almost exceeded our gigabyte limit and we can't upload a raft of pictures. We have to blog sparsely, but its only temporary.