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Had a great time with Julie, Matt and Rainey at Walt Disney World for 2 whole days. Julie, Matt and Rainey stayed a total of 10 days. Disney World is just as magical as we remembered from 20 years ago. Of course they have added several new parks, like Animal Kingdom, which we visited this time. It was great being with family for a family vacation. Julie made our shirts and planned our activities. We had fast passes and didn't have to wait very long on any ride. Matt bought our dinners at some pretty pricey restaurants. We especially enjoyed the dessert party, which gave us access to a great view of the fireworks and we were comfortably seated at our table. My favorite was the show It's tough being a bug. Charlie rode the fast roller coasters with Julie. We all rode the water ride twice and got soaking wet. Disney keeps everything freshly painted, clean and in pristine condition. Not even the smallest detail is overlooked. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy Disney World. Photos coming soon.Oh by the way, we stayed at Fort Wilderness Campground on Disney property. All transportation provided to all the Disney parks. By boat, monorail and bus. 255 photos in Photo Gallery

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This year we came a day earlier so we could enjoy the shrimp feast. The shrimp was provided by Jerry Grimmett. He brought 150 pounds. There was boiled, fried and spicy fried with all the fixings. Later on there was etouffee. On Thursday we had award winning chili cooked and provided by Randy and Connie Henry. Then on Friday we had fried catfish provided by Glen Franks. It was all so delicious. Also we had some great desserts and homemade dishes to accent all the meals.The camp song was "God's Family."  We met new people and made great friends including George and Sherry Strickland,  Garnett and Betty Harris, Randy and Connie Henry, Harry and Betty Barkley and many others. Charlie also took 116 photos that are in our gallery. 

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Trip to Julie, Matt and Rainey's September 23, 2016 to deliver a birthday present for Rainey. Charlie and I made Rainey a doll house for her 18 inch American Girl dolls. It was a fun project and took us a couple of weeks. See all the photos in our gallery http://ctudor.com/node/11 We thought getting it up the stairs would be the hard part because of the size and weight but we ended up having to take some banisters off in order to get it in her bedroom. Charlie replaced the banisters before bedtime.

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August 6-13 took a trip to Arkansas. Stopped at  Dow and Jenell and Ed and Nancy in Benton, Arkansas for one night. On to Nick's for a week. On Monday we went to see the beautiful waterfalls in Arkansas. Pam's Grotto, which was about a mile hike, and Haw Creek Falls which was just a short walk. Both were beautiful and lots of scenery on the way. We had a really good time but the drive to see them was curvy on Hwy 7. There are hundreds of waterfalls in Arkansas and Nick is trying to see them all. We got a mention in his book of waterfalls. Nick, Nate and Charlie worked on the RC trucks and got them running and tested them out on the ball field in London, Arkansas. More photos in the Gallery click here.

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We were on our way...First stop Benton, Arkansas. We spent 8 nights in Ed and Nancy's yard. We had to boon dock some. We put out our awning and lights and American Flag and Arkansas Flag just like we were at a campground. My sister was coming in from Virginia ( her name also happens to be Virginia) and our niece from Kansas. A potluck was planned for June 24th. Lots of relatives and friends were in attendance. We had a great time telling jokes and getting caught up on our childhood. Charlie and I decorated the gazebo with crape paper and balloons for the occasions and put up some shades to keep out the sun. Our nephew, Allen did all the smoking of meats, boy were they delicious, and everyone else brought a side dish. There was too much food and everyone had to carry some home. On Saturday, June 25th, we headed to Marshall, AR but decided to stop at Russellville, AR and just spend the day with his dad since he wasn't feeling up to company for a long period of time. Nick drove us to Marshall. While in Russellville we stayed at a Corp of Engineers Campground. It was Old Post Road Park Campground (off I-40 Exit 88-truckers route) While in Russellville we were able to keep Nate with us in the RV for 4 days and 3 nights. We also visited Charlie's mom and stepdad in Russellville. Then we took a trip to Fayetteville to see Charlie's sister and spend the day. I was able to fix a meal for Nick on the 29th, which was his birthday. He turned 35. On June 30th, we returned home. The total mileage for this trip was 597.  

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