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Last Thursday, we left home at 4am to set out on our trip to Florida. We had a goal in mind for that first day – to travel approximately 12 hours so that we could visit and spend the night with a friend and fellow Crew member, Renee Walker from Wynfield’s Musings. I met Renee 2 years ago when we were doing the selections for the First Ever Homeschool Crew. I was very impressed by her writing – her reviews were informative and very well-written, earning her an immediate spot on the Crew. What you might find amazing about Renee is that she is DeafBlind! She has thanked me for allowing her this opportunity to be a part of the Crew, and I have assured her over and over again that I am the one who has been blessed!
Anyway, we made a quick pit stop at a McDonald’s along the way to meet another Crew member – Cindy from Fenced in Family. Cindy willingly drove an hour out of her way, just to meet me (which I find extremely flattering). What these ladies don’t know is that meeting them is every bit as exciting for me as it is for them! Cindy also started the Crew with the Maiden Voyage and returned as a First Mate for Year 2. I’m excited to have her returning for Year 3 and look forward to working with her more in the days to come.
Now back to Renee — amazingly, we made it the entire way to her house with very little complaining from the kids! We made much better time than we (or Renee) expected. I don’t think she was quite ready for company, but she welcomed us with open arms. She’s got a beautiful home with a gorgeous view of the lake across the street. I’d love to wake up to this view every morning!
My kids enjoyed feeding the fish in the fishpond that Renee and her husband have in their backyard (beside the pool!) Renee kindly allowed them to feed the fish that evening and the next morning – they both thought that was pretty cool! We’ve been wanting to put in a fishpond for some time now, and this has inspired us just a bit. Maybe someday . . .
We spent Friday morning getting acquainted with Renee, her hubby Scott, and son Brendan. We played a cool game called Pass the Pigs. We laughed a lot!
Saturday morning, we were greeted with a lovely Southern breakfast spread, complete with 2 kinds of bacon, pancakes, scrambled eggs, biscuits, and grits. I promised to try them – and I did. Renee says she can tell that I didn’t like them! You would be amazed if you spent some time with Renee – she has this amazing sixth sense – she just knows what’s going on around her and can sense peoples’ moods, etc.
I almost hated to leave! (And if it weren’t for the fact that we were headed to Florida to see Mickey – and some other friends – I might not have!) I knew that if this visit were any indication of the rest of our trip, it was going to be great. And, it was. But, more on that in a later post!
Renee has gained Lifetime Membership Status in the Homeschool Crew. If you have a child with any type of special needs, I’d very much encourage you to read her reviews. She teaches special needs children and has adapted various curriculum and resources to meet their needs. I’m sure you’ll find her reviews quite interesting!
Renee~ Thanks for your hospitality and friendship!