We just spent three weeks visiting four of our five offspring in four different states. Our fifth family lives in Florida which is our permanent address. We are not big fans of Florida so were delighted to hear that Jason and his family were going to visit Catarina’s birthplace on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, flying out of Boston the evening of July 5. Before hanging up from a phone call with them mid April we had already booked the same flight that they were on. They flew from Jacksonville to Boston on July 5 and we met them at the checkin counter of Azores Airlines. We have been to the Azores once before with them in 2005. We met many of Catarina’s relatives and stayed with her cousin on that visit. Since that time Jason and Catarina have been returning almost every summer and staying at an Airbnb they found near the beach in Ribeira Seca. We feel very privileged to share part of their vacation with them on such a beautiful lush green island.
Such an amazing family trip! I love that Natalia was able to adopt the beautiful Siamese cat and it will never worry about food again. Very appropriate that she named it Tea! So sorry about contracting COVID, but relieved you’re all recovered!
It was an amazing family trip especially on top of the previous four weeks with all of our other family. The circle is complete for a short time. They are all special. The name Téa is very appropriate, pronounced Tayah. Our best to you and hope that we can meet up with you and other BRMC/NEMH friends in September.
You amazing, wonderful, loving, and adventurous kids!!!! Of all your expeditions, THIS one in so many ways is THE most beautiful! To be surrounded by your Family, AND to be exploring this spectacular island, is THE most precious gift of all 🙂 And Natalia and Tea are the icing on the cake! Did Tea make it home ok??? Kudos to Jason and Caterina for seeing the connection between girl and cat!!!
Miss you guys, but am LOVING the vicarious observations I have at my disposal…… When next in Boston??? Newport? Please call!
You are both loved very much!
We have been surrounded by family for the last six weeks. This was very special because we didn’t have to travel to Florida. We do love the Aćores, so beautiful, green, lush, mountainous and temperate. You should visit them some day. Jason and family are still in the Açores, returning to Florida on Tuesday. Would love to get together in September.
J & S