A nine-and-a-half hour-drive today to arrive in Mt Juliet, TN to stop at "cousin" Mary's "West Wing" for a visit and to stay at the adjoining "Bed & Breakfast" of her son-in-law, Al.
This trip was also to drop-off and pick-up items, and here we dropped off postcards for Mary's collection, and jigsaw puzzles for her enjoyment.
|Mary J and Al W|
Sunday, September 18, 2016
An eight hour-drive today to arrive at Azalea Trace to visit Mom & Dad S.
|View from their 6th floor Midrise apartment, toward Escambia Bay|
|Azalea Trace main entrance|
|The immense lobby|
|A typical hallway in Midrise|
|Jigsaw puzzle in the Trace Room off the lobby|
|Dining room with table service and a large salad bar;|
breakfast, lunch and dinner are served (depending on the meal plan
of each resident), with brunch and dinner on most Sundays
|Azalea Trace has the largest library we have seen at an ACTS facility|
|The themed display is changed seasonally or monthly,|
using items from the residents
|The hobby shop display with amazingly crafted items|
|An "oasis" near the dining room;|
it is usually more colorful
Azalea Trace is next to the University of West Florida, and the residents are allowed to audit courses for free. The nearest hospital is a couple miles down University Boulevard.
We had some errands to run and some chores to do to help out Mom & Dad S, before leaving on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to head to Belleair Bluffs, FL to visit Donna & Mike S.
|Sort of a modern sculpture cloud formation;|
we had never seen a cloud with so many pointed ends
|A dog cloud turned into an opossum|
in Safety Harbor, FL (9/21/2016)
Today was our shortest drive from Belleair Bluffs to New Smyrna Beach, FL, to visit Lorraine S and Ron N.
|View from the New Smyrna Beach condo|