By Peggy Chandler
Summer is not officially here yet and already the grandparent/grandchildren visiting has commenced in Royal Pines.
Maura and John Baglione of Jasper Lane were recently visited by their son John, his wife, Loryn, and their grandchildren: Lucas, age 9; Juliana, age 8; Christopher, age 4; and Andrew, age 20 months. They spent time at the beach, the downtown playground and the two oldest ones went kayaking on Russ Creek with Grandpa John and their dad. They also had the opportunity to meet their “cousins” Madeline age 6 and Jonathan age 3 from Georgia, for the first time. Maura and John’s grandchildren are from Columbia, Maryland.
Maryanne and Richard Bender of James Byrne traveled to St. Augustine, Fla., for the Baptism of their granddaughter Lucia Ann.
Marisa and Bob Sherard of Gator Lane will soon have a house full when their daughter Cristina, her husband Alex, along with four children — Nicholas, Sebastian, Mitchell and Charlotte — arrive for a visit from Ashburn, Va. In addition, two friends of the children Maddy and Caroline along with cousin Benjamin will join the “party.”
Cathy and Bob Wilson of Wade Hampton traveled all the way to Connecticut to get a hug from their “dollies” Mackensey and Morgan.
And last but certainly not least, our grandson Aaron Chandler who lives in Arlington, Va., will be graduating from Pre-K and you can rest assured that we’ll be there!
As long as we are on the subject of traveling, Royal Pines resident and wildlife photographer Sue Jarrett has set up a wildlife photo safari to Kenya and Tanzania in November 2013. If you are interested, information is available at this site: http://www.suejarrett.com/Page_VA0Q.html.
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