My father and I went to Northern Virginia one day to visit my son, Mark, and daughter-in-law, Carisa. On the way I saw something I'd never seen before - a horse ambulance.
This is their new gigantic house - Wow!
Mark and Carisa got married a year ago (post here
) and recently went on a cruise to Bermuda to celebrate their first anniversary. I just love this picture.
I also got to meet my new grandcat. Paka (Swahili for "cat") is a Savannah, a cross between a serval, an African wild cat, and a domestic cat. He's about 16% serval. (Sorry he's so blurry - he moves fast.)
Savannah cats are a little different from domestic cats. They behave somewhat like dogs - they will walk on a leash, fetch, and do not dislike water. He can also jump up 6 feet or more from a standing position. Here he's showing off his long legs. He trusts Daddy completely.
Mark made us crab cakes for lunch, since he know's they're my favorite. He's a really good cook, and I am clueless as to how that happened...
Part of Mark's wine cellar - he's quite the connoisseur.
A short walk from their house is Lake Manassas and on the other side of the lake you can see the very exclusive Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.
While we were at their house, we went through Mark's baby book. I found something I didn't remember. Here's Mark in 4th grade 26 years ago.
His teacher asked the class to ask their parents a question and write about it. Here's what Mark wrote. If you need a translation,
"I don't have a question for you because I know everything about you. Mr. Tally said ask her what she is going to do in 20 years. I told him you would be too old to do anything."
Well, I sure am glad he was wrong!