|Jean & Jim DeGrazia||
5/24 - 4:30pm - Left for Rehoboth Beach/Lewes DE
9:30pm - Arrive Hampton Inn Rehoboth Beach
5/25 - 10:30am - Check out of Hampton Inn Rehoboth Beach
11:00am - Arrive Cape May/Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes DE
5/25 - 11:45am - Ferry Leaves Lewes DE - M/V CAPE HENLOPEN
5/25 - 12:40pm - Ferry Arrives Cape May NJ
5/25 - 1:00pm - Leave Cape May for Alice & Bob's
5/25 - 2:30pm - Arrive at Alice & Bob's
Randy, Jenn, and the girls:
5/25 - 2:15pm - Arrive Cape May/Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes DE
5/25 - 3:15pm - Ferry Leaves Lewes DE - M/V CAPE HENLOPEN
5/25 - 4:40pm - Ferry Arrives Cape May NJ
5/25 - 5:00pm - Leave Cape May for Alice & Bob's
5/25 - 6:30pm - Arrive at Alice & Bob's
5/28 - 10:00am - Leave Alice & Bob's
5/28 - 12:00pm - Arrive Cape May Terminal
5/28 - 1:00pm - Ferry Leaves Cape May NJ
5/28 - 2:25pm - Ferry Arrives Lewes DE
5/28 - 2:45pm - Leave for Hampton VA
5/28 - 7:00pm - Arrive Home
Jim's Extra Stay In Absecon NJ to see Diane:
5/28 - 10:00am - Leave Alice & Bob's
5/28 - 11:00am - Arrive Holiday Inn Express Absecon NJ
5/30 - 7:30am - Check out of Holiday Inn Absecon NJ
5/30 - 8:45am - Arrive Cape May Terminal
5/30 - 9:30am - Ferry Leaves Cape May NJ - M/V CAPE HENLOPEN
5/30 - 10:55am - Ferry Arrives Lewes DE
5/30 - 11:15am - Leave for Hampton VA
5/30 - 3:00pm - Arrive Home
4/21 - 9:00am - Drove to Baltimore w/Randy, Jenn, and the girls.
Arrive Baltimore, Check in to Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor 1 night -
Did the Baltimore Inner Harbor Pirate Ship Cruise.
Dinner w/Jenn and the girls in Little Italy section. Great experience.
4/22 - 11:00am - Check out w/Jenn and the girls and drove home
4:00pm - Arrive Home
4/26 - 9:00am - Drive to Baltimore w/Jenn, and the girls.
- Arrive Baltimore, Hilton - Overnight
Dinner w/Randy in Little Italy section.
Went to a baseball game downtown, had a good time
4/27 - 11:00am - Check out w/Randy, Jenn and the girls
- Arrive Home
Had a great cruise,,,12 days out of Baltimore MD...to the Southern Caribbean...5 ports of call, took a sightseeing tour on each island...calm weather on the entire cruise, hardly knew I was on a cruise ship, felt more like a 5 star hotel...with amenities that exceeded most...At times I felt lonely, like something was missing and she was. Things would go on and I would remember when we both did that together on one of the many other cruises we have both been on,..Anyway had to make the best of the situation and try to move on.
Decided to book a cruise out of Baltimore to see if cruises are as much fun going solo...may book a lot more cruises in the future, or never book another one again. We'll see how this one goes!
Itinerary:Day1 Baltimore, Day 2 Cruising, Day3 Cruising, Day 4 Cruising, Day 5 St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie, Day 6 St. John's/Antigua, Day 7 Castries, Day 8 Basseterre, Day 9 Philipsburg, Day 10 Cruising, Day 11 Cruising, Day 12 Cruising, Day 13 Baltimore
Massanutten 2 night Trip
3/9 - Drove to McGaheyville VA with Jenn, Randy and the girls.
Check in at Massanutten Resort. Beautiful 3 bedroom apartment: in an area called Woodstone Meadows.
3/10 - The girls tried there hand at skiing on the beginners slope. They did great for first timers. The weather was crisp but the outdoor fire pits were a welcome relief...The indoor water park was massive and we all had a great time at this resort.
3/11 - Checked out and returned home.
It's Disney World in Florida - Not Atlantic City New Jersey
Like The Song Goes..."On the boardwalk in Atlantic City"
Wednesday, 01/24 at 12:30pm driving to Florence, SC and spending the night at Home2 Suites.
Thursday, 01/25 Leaving Florence SC around 9am and driving to Jacksonville FL - CANCELLED Beth & Hugh (are sick)
Driving straight to Disney World. Checking into the Contemporary overnight.
Friday, 01/26 Checking out of Disney Contemporary and into Disney Boardwalk. 5:00pm Dinner reservation at Trattoria al Forno (located at The Boardwalk) with the Devlins.
Saturday, 01/27 7:30am Breakfast reservation at Minnie's Beach Bash Breakfast (Cape May restaurant at the Beach Club) with Pam & Jeff
7:45pm Dinner reservation at The Yachtsman Steakhouse ( located at the Yacht Club hotel) with Pam & Jeff (no kids, dropped Morgan & Addie off at the Sandcastle Kid's Club (located at the Beach Club)
Sunday, 01/28 1:00pm Lunch reservation at Beaches and Cream (located at the Beach Club) with Pam & Jeff. 7:15pm Dinner reservation at The Crystal Place (located in Magic Kingdom)
Monday, 01/29 FREE DAY Hang out at hotel, swim, soak and drink.
Tuesday, 01/30 - Went to dentist w/Randy, abscessed wisdom tooth.
Girls & Jenn in the park
Wednesday, 01/31 - In hospital w/Randy abscessed wisdom tooth.
Girls & Jenn in the park
Thursday, 02/01 - In hospital abscessed wisdom tooth.
Randy, Jenn & the girls in the park
Friday, 02/02 - 12:30pm Randy picked me up at Florida Hospital.
Extended stay one day and spending the day at the Boardwalk pool, soaking in the H/T and having a couple of Pina Coladas while the girls enjoy the pool and slides. 7pm dinner reservation for dinner at Trattoria al Forno.
Saturday, 02/03 Checking out of Disney, driving to Savannah GA Staying in Florence SC at Home 2 Overnight.
Sunday, 02/04 Leaving Florence SC and driving home.
This Kitty Hawk Christmas Trip with Jenn, Randy and the girls was really a great stress relief, considering all that's been going on the past few months. Thank you
On Christmas day we drove to Nags Head NC and checked in to Beachwood Resort and stayed for 2 nights in one of their beautiful two bedroom villas with a 3rd bedroom loft on the second level for the girls.
On the 27th we checked out and returned home.
They have a great indoor water park, forgot about winter and the cold outside...
Monday 11/20 - 11:00am left home driving, at 1:30pm - Arrived Lorton VA Amtrak Auto Train Station. At 2:30pm - Board Amtrak Auto Train.
Tuesday 11/21 - 9:00am Arrive Amtrak Auto Train Station Sanford FL.
Drove to Beth & Hugh's - Stayed 4 nights at Beth & Hugh's house.
Saturday 11/25 - 11:00am - Leave Beth & Hugh's. Drive to St. Petersburg FL, check into Holiday Inn Express & Suites. At 5pm - Drive to Smokin Joe's BBQ to hear and see Hector (http://deephair.com) play.
Sunday 11/26 - 11am - Drive to Sanford FL. 1:30pm - Arrive Sanford FL at the Amtrak Auto Train Station. At 2:30pm - Board Amtrak Auto Train
Monday 11/28 - 9am Arrive Lorton VA. Drive to Hampton. 3:00pm - Arrive Home. GREAT WEEK AND THANKSGIVING WITH FAMILY
Left home around 7:45am. Drove to Lewes DE, boarded the Cape May-Lewes Ferry around 12:15pm. Arrived in Cape May NJ around 1:45pm. Drove to Storybook Land in Egg Harbor NJ, so the girls could put on their Halloween costumes and have some fun in the park. About 6pm we checked into Holiday Inn Express Absecon. The girls really enjoyed the indoor pool (me, I enjoyed the hot tub, watching the girls play and Jenn engrossed in a novel) at this location.
The next day Saturday, we went and visited our cousin Diane Cimino at Meadowview Nursing Home in Northfield NJ. Had a nice long visit until the girls got bored. Jenn took them to the car and waited, until I said goodbye and left. I think she really enjoyed seeing and talking with us. Later after a sub at the White House and some treats at Formica Bros. Bakery in Ducktown. We went to Mass at St. Michaels Catholic Church also in Ducktown. After Mass we went back to the Holiday Inn Express (it's now pouring rain} and Lori and Jennifer came to visit. We sat and talked for what seemed like hours. Very enjoyable visit and they brought pizza too..
Sunday got up and drove around to see various places we were interested in. Had to go to Margate and see Lucy the Elephant. The girls and Jenn loved it, but would not go to the top (carriage) observation deck. I stayed outside down below and watched. Later lunch (can't remember the place) right across the way from Lucy. Then off to The Atlantic City Aquarium (Ocean Life Center) and everyone had a really good time. Did a little exploring around the marina. Had dinner at an Italian Restaurant on Main Street in Absecon.
Monday around noon, checked out of the motel and drove to Cape May NJ and caught the 2:30pm ferry to Lewes DE. Arrived in Lewes DE around 4:00pm and drove towards home stopping for dinner and arriving home around 7:30pm... GREAT WEEKEND ...
On Saturday September 23rd 2017 at approximately 1:45 pm, my best friend, the love of my life, my wife of 39 years Barbara Jean had a heart attack in bed and died peacefully. The nursing home staff or the paramedics could not revive her.
Jean had been sick for a long time and finally went into the hospital on 9/13 with a diabetic leg and foot problem.
Her surgery on the 9/14 went well. She was back in her room at Sentara CarePlex, healing good, and just in a lot of pain. She would not be able to put any weight on that leg for a while and they were suppose show her how to put all the weight on her other leg in order to maneuver and get around.
She was transferred late Tuesday afternoon 9/19 to Sentara Nursing & Rehab Center here in Hampton. They were estimating a 2 week stay, depending on how quick she is able to recover.
Arrangements for her burial have been made and her funereal was held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Ft. Monroe in Hampton VA on Friday September 29th, 2017. The viewing will be from 11am to 12pm in the church. At 12pm Monsignor Barrett will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial in Jean's honor. After the service we proceeded to St. Johns Cemetery downtown Hampton.
Followed by a Reception for close friends and family at St. John's Episcopal Church Parish Hall ...provided by my daughter Jennifer's club, sorority sisters, and the church.
Obit was published Wednesday September 27th, 2017 in our local newspaper the Daily Press.
Jean is being admitted to the hospital at Sentara CarePlex here in Hampton VA, with a diabetic leg and foot problem.
Happy Birthday Jean...I love you, and hope you enjoy your birthday 61 and counting...you go girl.