Random Ramblings #3


If you’re reading this the day it posts, we are on our way to Fort Benning to see our youngest son.  Woohoo!  We haven’t seen him in more than 10 weeks and I’m one excited momma!  It’s family weekend and the the soldiers (which they will officially be once we get there as his Basic Training portion of his training ends on Friday) get day passes for Saturday and Sunday.  So he doesn’t get to spend the night at the hotel with us, but we get to spend both days with him.

We never got around to biking the Detroit Riverwalk this season, but we did go check it out and took a walk.  (More on that in a minute.)  My husband started having some major shoulder/neck issues.  Once he started getting better I had some back issues to deal with.  I swear, it’s not joke when people say you start falling apart after 40!  My mind feels young, but sometimes my body just can’t keep up.

The U.S.S. Detroit (LCS-7) came to Detroit for its commissioning ceremony and we thought we’d go downtown to see if we could get up close and personal with the ship.  It turned out there were only private tours (that were sold out way in advance and looked to be mostly boy scout groups) the Saturday we were down there.  And the only public tours they were giving were for 4 hours in middle of the week on a first come first serve basis.  So we never got to tour the actual ship, but we took some pictures of the outside and my husband bought baseball style hat for his brother and himself.  (For those who don’t know, my hubby served 10 years in the US Navy and his brother actually retired from the US Navy.)


The ship was docked on the Detroit River in front of the GM Building.  Or, as us old folks call it, the Renaissance Center.  The Detroit Riverwalk goes right along the river there so we took a walk quite a ways down and explored.  My hubby was super happy with all the Pokémon out and about for him to hunt.  It was a beautiful day and felt more like the middle of September than the middle of October.


Canada on the left, Ambassador Bridge, USS Detroit on the Detroit River in from of the GM Ren Cen.

We sure had some warm days this fall!  It seems we’re finally going to start getting more typical Michigan fall days now.  There was actually frost on my car this morning!  It’s been pretty cold quite a few morning, but usually by the time I go to my exercise classes (between 8:30 and 9:00) the frost has melted.  Not today!

Even though this isn’t posting until we’re on the road, in reality my suitcase is still waiting to be packed while I type this up.  In other words, I’m going to wrap this up and get packing!

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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