So here we are back "home". We arrived here on Thursday and set up camp at Camp Driveway at daughter Terri's. On Friday we drove the two hours to daughter Amy's house. We were anxious to see the girls.
As Charlotte had tennis lessons Saturday morning we took Miss Abby to the nearby:
This is the site of a beautiful home and grounds of the late Harvey S. Ladew (1887-1976) He was born in NYC but moved to Maryland as an adult and bought these 200+ acres in Monkton MD. Ladew was a traveler, foxhunter, author. He was friends with Richard Rodgers, Lawrence of Arabia, the English Royal Family, Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and others.
As Amy and Scott live only 6 miles from the gardens they have an annual pass, Abby knows the gardens wells and gave us our tour.
That afternoon Charlotte had a birthday to go to. After the party we bought the girls back to NJ. Sunday morning was church.
After church we took the girls to the birthday party (OPPS, forget to get their pics) of two great-nephews. Jaxon and his cousin Jonathan were born just days apart. The party was at Cape May County Zoo near Cape May. Always a great place for kids.
No these are NOT real alive animals. But we did see a variety of living, breathing ones.
My brother (sitting down) in the hat.
My sister in the forefront. My sister-in-law in the orange.
When Abby came down the slide, her hair would stand on end due to the static.
Following the birthday party with family, we took the girls home to Maryland.
Then Monday was a very anxious day. Daughter Terri has several health problems some caused by scar tissue from when she had her son with a C-Section almost 26 years ago. She is in constant pain. So Monday was surgery. Amazingly she had a team of SEVEN surgeons and 7 assistants. We arrived at the hospital a little after 8:30 am and left at 7:30 pm. She finally got into a room after midnight. Her hubby was the only one permitted to see her following surgery.
We had planned to return to Philadelphia today to see her but she asked for no visitors except for Steve. She had a difficult night without sleep and wanted this time to rest. He is staying there tonight. We are hoping she will be home tomorrow. We will gladly provide whatever care she needs until she gets back on her feet.