Our son Travis and his wife Geli arrived on Wednesday evening from Alabama, and then yesterday, daughter Tiffany flew in from Arizona. I can’t tell you how much we love having our kids here. With one living in the east and one living out west, plus all the years we spent traveling around the country as fulltime RVers, there has been very little opportunity for times like this and we’re making the most of it.
Tiffany got quite the welcome when she arrived at the airport in Daytona Beach yesterday morning. This huge dinosaur was on hand to greet her and give her hugs. And the minute she saw it, she knew it was her big brother Travis.
He and Geli waited outside while we went into the terminal to meet Tiffany, and by the time he got out of that costume he was soaking wet from sweat since it was in the mid to upper 80s yesterday. But Travis said it was worth it to see her reaction. Not to mention all the other people who honked, waved, and gave him a thumbs up.
And, of course, here is the requisite family photo.
The kids have senses of humor that are just as warped and twisted as mine, so you know there’s going to be a lot of laughing going on around our place.
This is Geli, who we love just as much as our own daughter, and Travis when he’s not running around dressed as a dinosaur. I know, I know, he needs to wear that costume more often. He looks a lot better in it.
Besides being a great brother, husband, and son, Travis is also an artist with a camera, whether he’s taking nature photos, still lifes, or light painting. I posted a blog with some of his light paintings a while back that you can see at this link. I never really understood how it works until he showed us last night. We turned out all of the lights in the garage and Geli used something called a light stick to create the flames in the top picture or the blue design in the bottom picture while Travis took time exposures and then used a special portable light with colored lenses to paint the details of the car. We all keep telling him he needs to start marketing his work, but like a lot of artists, Travis is his own worst critic.
That’s going to be it for today because we’ve got a lot of fun to have, and I don’t want lose any more time than I have to. But stay tuned because there’s more to come!
Thought For The Day – It only takes one slow-walking person in the grocery store to destroy the illusion that I am a nice person.