rocking out in virginia with granpa and ree. / by tina gonsalves

we went to Ree's and grandpa's for christmas which was awesome . i love christmas it is the best time of the year for me because you get presents and hang out with your family .the christmas tree was a real life tree. This is the first time I have had a real life tree. We picked it up on the way back from the airport!

we went to Ree's and grandpa's for christmas which was awesome . i love christmas it is the best time of the year for me because you get presents and hang out with your family .the christmas tree was a real life tree. This is the first time I have had a real life tree. We picked it up on the way back from the airport!

we always go on the boat to bad we can't go on the big boat and sail which would be really fun. The big boat was built by grandpa which was built 40 years ago. Grandpa and Mum went sailing around the world on the boat.

we always go on the boat to bad we can't go on the big boat and sail which would be really fun. The big boat was built by grandpa which was built 40 years ago. Grandpa and Mum went sailing around the world on the boat.

grandpa also built this as well but grandpa is still building it. It was freezing but i like it . Down stairs is a work shop for grandpa to build things which would hard and up stairs is where they sleep.

grandpa also built this as well but grandpa is still building it. It was freezing but i like it . Down stairs is a work shop for grandpa to build things which would hard and up stairs is where they sleep.

grandpa taught me how to steer the boat. we picked up a friend and they had fun on the boat which was good. I loved steering the boat. It was a bit annoying becuase sometimes it didn't steer when it was supposed to. But I got used to it.

grandpa taught me how to steer the boat. we picked up a friend and they had fun on the boat which was good. I loved steering the boat. It was a bit annoying becuase sometimes it didn't steer when it was supposed to. But I got used to it.

This is Tylianna, the boat that Grandpa built when my mum was my age. It took grandpa a few years to build the boat and then they all went sailing around the world.

we only went on the boat three times i loved it  because i could go at the front. Somedays it was so cold on the boat. 

we only went on the boat three times i loved it  because i could go at the front. Somedays it was so cold on the boat. 

This is me steering. We went all through the little bays and coves. We saw lots of boats and wharfs and houses.

Grandpa and Ree live in Virginia in Lancaster County. The nearest town is called Lively. It about ten minutes drive away. To get to the bigger town, Kilmarnock, you have to catch a car ferry. 

it took two hours to get here from the airport - which is a long time but for me it felt like six hours. This is the road that Granpa and Ree lives on. Its called Lovers Lane!

it took two hours to get here from the airport - which is a long time but for me it felt like six hours. This is the road that Granpa and Ree lives on. Its called Lovers Lane!

At a friends place, HB and Anne, we play rock and roll which was fun i was the best at the drums . They had a downstairs basement filled full of guitars, drums and trumpet. It was so much fun.

At a friends place, HB and Anne, we play rock and roll which was fun i was the best at the drums . They had a downstairs basement filled full of guitars, drums and trumpet. It was so much fun.

This is me playing guitar. This guitar is a famous guitar.