It always feels good to go away each year and visit my family and home town each year! Unfortunately this trip also included a memorial service for my Dad who suddenly passed about a week before we planned to leave.   The kids still had a wonderful time as usual and enjoyed the warmer weather, lots of  SWIMMING, lots of sunshine, thunderstorms, and being in a 4th of July parade for the first time!  And we all enjoyed the family time with each other, especially Grandma Mary and Grandpa Steve!