April Travels

Apr 21

April seems to be flying back. First, I attended the state convention of AAUW Georgia the first weekend. We flew to Baltimore to visit family, the daughters in Alexandria and my parents in Baltimore the next week.  The parents celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary April 7. What a very long time to be married. My mother turned 94 and my father will be 95 the end of April. They have slowed down quite a bit but still manage to have their own apartment in a retirement community.

We tried something new for our Alexandria stay. Since the daughters really don’t have a guest room, we have stayed in motels or with Evergreen Club members. This time, I had difficulty finding an Evergreen place to stay. I have been reading about the new AirBnB website so I decided to try it. We reserved a room in a private home and paid for the night through the website. It was a grand adventure to me go to Jenn’s house for the first time. She is an enterprising women, working as a CPA in her day job and renting three rooms in her Arlington, VA home through Airbnb. We had a large room with a queen bed and a large recently renovated bathroom. The highlight was the 55 inch TV in the room. It worked out well for the two nights we stayed. We met her at breakfast time when we were drinking coffee she provided.

Flower Lady

After our return it was off to Conyers, Ga for the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women Spring Meeting. We were encouraged to be divas for the day so hats and boas were in order. I came away with a potted geranium  plant for being a president of a chapter. Two of the women I nominated for awards did win for a leadership award and businesswomen of the year. Conyers is two northeast of Warner Robins.

The rest of the time I have been writing to my Senators and Congressman and state legislators. Georgia didn’t follow my wishes and voted for an AZ type immigration law and will allow health policies from other states to be sold without the mandatory coverage for women’s preventative health (PAP smears and mammograms).

I don’t do as well keeping this blog up-to-date as I do the MGDWC and AAUW Georgia websites up. I do better with Facebook.

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