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Road Trip – Fort Gordon

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Lenny and I took a little road trip this past Memorial Day weekend to see our soldier and his beautiful wife in Fort Gordon, Georgia. We left as soon as we got off work Friday evening and arrived at Fort Gordon on Saturday around noon. Except for the fact it took us a couple of hours to get through security and obtain our pass, it was a great visit.

Soldier's Creed

I introduced you to Brandon just a few days ago as part of my Memorial Day post. But, I thought I’d share a few photos from our trip. I wish I had taken more pictures of the countryside between Ohio and Georgia, but we traveled primarily at night and I was a little anxious to see our son, so we just didn’t take the time for photo opps.

Maternity Photos

We did manage to eat out a couple of times. First, we went to Red Robin. My family loves Red Robin and Brandon wanted to take advantage of the free appetizer they were offering to military personnel for Memorial Day. Here’s a picture of my “master of power tools” and our soldier goofing off at Red Robin.

Red Robin

The second place we went out to eat at was Moe’s.  Oh, man, was it delicious! Have you eaten at Moe’s?  Well, if not, they’re kind of like Chipotle – only better (in my opinion). They have a salsa bar – free salsa bar – with all kinds of salsas. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.  I had the taco salad. It was super yummy. Moe's Southwest Grill

In case I hadn’t told you, my son and his wife are expecting twins. Yep, twins! Due July 22, 2015. So, of course, we took a little time while we were visiting to take some maternity photos. Jennifer was so much fun to photograph. She is so happy and proud to be a mom-to-be. This pregnancy is especially precious to her because she miscarried with her first pregnancy. She’s been healthy and the babies have been healthy. Now we’re just hoping she doesn’t go into labor until she’s full term or much closer to term.

Maternity photos

Isn’t she adorable! Like I said, she’s pretty proud to be expecting and everyday is an exciting adventure to her. We could all learn a little lesson from her about not taking things for granted. Our son is just as proud to be an expectant father. He grew up in a house of mostly girls, so I guess the tradition continues where he’ll be out-numbered.


He’s also pretty happy about living somewhere that they can make into a “home.” He’s removed all the pine straw that was placed around his tiny little backyard/patio area and planted grass seeds. He’s trying to make sure the yard will be a safe place for his girls.


We did get to visit the River Walk, which is located in a beautiful part of Augusta. We stopped at the marina for ice cream and just enjoyed Brandon and Jennifer’s company.  (Here I am in the picture – that doesn’t happen very often as I’m known as the mom behind the lens. )

River Walk

There’s an old draw bridge there that is supposedly still operational, but no one knows how to operate it, so they don’t.  🙂

River Walk

Welp, we’re back home now. But, we really did have a great visit. I still keep forgetting that our son is back in the USA and he’s even in the same time zone!

Thanks for visiting today and thanks for letting me ramble on about my family.  Til next time…

Pam at The Birch Cottage

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