It was a great year with a lot of happiness... only the end was sad.
I didn't do a great job with birthday pictures. I think it was because the Pandemic was so brand new to all of us, I don't think we were thinking straight.
Now it all seems very routine.
I don’t think this was the birthday party she anticipated.
The University of Alabama had planned on staying open through the Pandemic. Then they closed. Ashton and all the students were told on a Wednesday they had to be out of the dorms by Friday at 5:00 pm. We had planned to pick her up and head to Florida for Spring Training but that had just recently been cancelled. We still headed to Alabama and she packed what she could into her car. Things were getting weird.
Making and sending cookies to Ashton in Alabama. Okay, the truth is I didn't mail ALL of the cookies.
I'm Michael Smith and this website is simply documentation of our travels over the course of 500 days. We are very lucky. We went bowling ... and some other stuff.