On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Hampton, Fla.

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As the weather gets warmer, the Roane County News has put on its traveling shoes for this year’s vacation season. First stop: Hampton, Fla., with the Ward family of Kingston.

Joyce and James Ward pose with the News at Joe’s Crab Shack for a photo shot by Pat Ward before “a good meal,” Pat said.

The trip was a combination vacation, visit with family — and a wedding, which was a surprise to the Kingston relatives. Emily Ward — Joyce’s daughter, Pat’s granddaughter and James’ cousin — married Trevor Wall.

“The bad news is the weather was awful,” Pat reported. “It was cold, cloudy and rainy the whole time.”

The family went to Jacksonville Beach, where Pat said they “almost got blown away and beat to death with blowing sand.” But “the wedding was beautiful.”

Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com.

Happy travels!