Accompanying me on the trip was my Mom, my Step dad, my sister and my boyfriend (who is now my husband). Each day was spent adventuring and each night was spent sitting around the dining table deep in conversation. Each night the discussions would inevitable lead to my grandparents reminiscing about their past and their parents. I could sit for hours listening to them. I soaked up the stories like a sponge. I was fascinated to learn my Grandfathers' own Grandfather, while in the office of Sheriff, arrested my Grandfathers' own deadbeat father for failure to pay child support.
From that trip nearly 20 years ago, I have traced many lines of my ancestry hundreds of years back in time and am currently putting the final touches on a family genealogy book to send off to the publisher for publication!!