After leaving Savannah, we headed to Durham to spend time with family. My cousin Lindy lives there, and several other members of the family came into town to celebrate Independence Day. The list of people included my parents, my sister and her family, Lindy's daughter Kit, my Aunt Fran and her son Don, and a lot of cousins from Atlanta, Austin, Raleigh, and Washington, D.C.

We had a wonderful time together for 5 days. We got to see some wonderful sights around Durham, including a Ghost Walk in downtown, watching a Durham Bulls game, and visiting Gina's alma mater, UNC Chapel Hill. We also got to celebrate the June and July birthdays in our family, including Lindy, Joe, Gina, and Ella. Ella's Star Wars cake was a huge hit for the whole family. Most importantly, we spent a lot of time together at the house having conversation, watching tennis, swimming, playing games, showing off our musical abilities, and even sledding down the stairs in a cardboard box. We are grateful to Lindy for opening her home to us for a week and letting all of us relax, have fun, and connect with each other.

I didn't take many pictures, but I do have a few in our online album. I think Gina took quite a few pictures, and I will add those eventually. :-)