My where did the time go? We landed in Hanna Park Monday afternoon. The site assigned was to small, so I drove the car back to get another site. This being Thanksgiving week, most of the sites are booked. They allowed me to move to site 125. Not an ideal site But it will do. After hooking up we drove to Scott's home which is about 30 miles away.We visited with Scott, Jamie, Alex and his girlfriend Amber. We had Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday as Scott worked a 12 hour shift on Thursday. We had a wonderful day Friday with about 12 in attendance. Wednesday I had called my nephew Richard Overman to arrange a meeting. We agreed to meet at the Cracker Barrel over in Orange Grove for Saturday Lunch. We had a great visit. The week has just flown by. The food has been great and the visits are remarkable. Till next time.
Monday morning we packed up and moved out of the Suwannee River State Park and drove to Jacksonville, Fl. The drive on I-10 was uneventful, just the way we like it. We are camped in site 125 of Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. The park is close to the Mayport Naval Air Station. After we were set up Scott called and we drove to his place in SW Jacksonville. Sylvia and Jamie attended a class on the perfect pies. Sylvia's pies have always been great but now they will be better? Tuesday, Jamie picked us up here at the park and we went to the Jacksonville Naval Air Station to have lunch with Scott. Scott gave us the tour of his work area which is cardiac critical care. We returned to Scotts home and had a wonderful afternoon and evening. We did not have pictures. To busy visiting. Later
Suwaname, an Indian name meaning black or dark muddy water. The Suwannee drains the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia into the Gulf of Mexico. The river wanders for 250 miles. The campground is located at the confluence of the Suwanne and Withlacoochee Rivers. This location was an important ferry and railroad crossing during the Civil War.The many trails through the campground are self guided with handouts from the Rangers. The total distance is about 5 miles and the grades are leisure. Sylvia and I walked all the trails Saturday. We had no trouble sleeping last night. Today we relaxed and enjoyed the warm weather with temperatures in the 70's. We did drive into Live Oak to gas-up the car. Gas is $1.92 here with Diesel at $2.78. Some change from last summer!. This afternoon I washed the windshield and the other windows in preparation of tomorrow's move. We move to Jacksonville, Fl. to Kathryn Abby Hanna Park. We will be there for the week. Plans beyond that are uncertain.
Today was travel. We cleaned, packed, and moved out of Eastbbank Campground. By 8:30 we were on the road. The change in time zones added 1 hour as we drove East We are now in Suwannee River State Park. This park is on the river and has many hiking trails. After a hike, Sylvia noticed that her house keys were missing. We retraced hike, but no keys.We returned home and checked all the other possibility's. We told the ranger station about the lost keys. They said they would be on the lookout for them. Well you know the probability of that. Well about 2 hours later a knock on our door, The Ranger had our keys. Thank God for small favors. The campsites are smaller here than the Corps of Engineers campgrounds, but we have a sewer connection, and the sight fees are 15.00 per day. That's it for now.
We got up this morning to a beautiful sunshine day. Today we cleaned the windshield and the outside of the Motor home. We drove into Chattahoochee, Fl to do the laundry but could not locate one. We drove to Snead, Fl. to wash. This afternoon this crane came to our campsite. It seemed to be feeding.This evening we had another pretty sunset and later a fire. Tomorrow Friday we leave here and go to "The Suwannee River State Park". We will be there until Monday. This evening we h
Wednesday,we got up early, for us, had breakfast and cleaned up and packed up to move. We are out of the site by 10 am. We stopped for fuel then headed for Rt 10. We stopped at Exit 97 for a rest stop. This rest stop has concrete tables with roofs in a wooded site. Very nice for a rest stop. The remainder of the trip was uneventful, just the way we like it. We arrived in Eastbank Campground at Seminole Lake, Ga. at 4:15. We are in site 28. The site is spacious at the edge of the Lake. The pads are Concrete and level. We will be here two nights. I did take pictures.
Tomorrow is moving day. Today was shopping and clean the outside. The clothes line has been disassembled and stored, and the acorns have been removed from the slideout awnings. This evening our friends Jim and Ellie hosted a gathering with us and our friends Mark and Dortha. We each provided a dish. The net result was one fantastic dinner. Mark and Dortha are moving out on Thursday. At this moment Jim and Ellie's plans are uncertain. Tonight is our going away party. Thank you Jim, Ellie, Mark, and Dortha. You will be missed. We do plan to see you in Texas next year, like Janurury. The temperatures here are low. Tonight's forcast temperature is 30. I have disconnected the water hose. Wont have to deal with a frozen hose in the morning. We expect to be on the road after 10 am. We will drive about 160 miles to the South East corner of Georga. See-Y'all later.
Friday Nov. 14. Today after breakfast and walking the dogs, I restrung the day night shade in the hall. Think that this completes the day night shade rehab. Jim and Mark stopped by and asked about attending the Blue Angle Show. Today is homecoming for the Blue Angles in Pensacola, Fl. We decided to attend today verses tomorrow because of weather. The 6 of us left for Pensacola. We stopped in Foley, Al to have lunch at "The Oar House". The food was good and the price rich. We arrived at the Naval Air Station about 1 pm. Security was normal for the air show. The planes and pilots gave a wonderful show. We left the air show about 3:30 and came home by way of Orange Beach, Al Double click the pictures to enlarge bthem. That's it for now.
Yesterday 11-11 was Veterans day and my Grandson's birthday. Thanks to all the veterans, we could not live like this without you. Happy Birthday Joshua, 20 is such a good year. We had the oil changed in the car and had the car cleaned, both inside and out. We spent the remainder of the day relaxing at home. Two couples we meet in Red Bay, Al. arrived here today in Rainbow Plantation. Ellie and Jim; Mark and Dortha are now setup in camp. Sure is good to visit with friends again. Wednesday we got up late, again. We drove to Walmart to pick up prescriptions, walked the dogs around the park and visited with campers outside. Another laid back day. I did setup reservations for next week as we are traveling to Jacksonville, Fl. to have Thanksgiving Dinner with out son and his family. We leave here Wednesday to travel to Seminole Lake in Georgia for two nights, then on to the Suwanee River in Florida for the weekend. Monday we will be at the Atlantic Ocean just north of Jacksonville, Fl. Sure hope the good weather holds.
Saturday we attended the"Foley Harbor Days" fair on the common in Foley. There were demonstrations about early life in this area, including Indian enactments performed by children in authentic native dress. There were the usual old farm tractors and equipment, train museum, and a live blue grass band. Saturday evening we went out to dinner with our neighbors Paul & June. They will be leaving in the morning to visit their children in Tampa, Fl. We ate at "Big Daddy's Fish Camp". We returned to the RV and they joined us here for a game of "Mexican Train" dominoes. Sunday we are up at 7:30, early for us. After breakfast there were hugs etc. as Paul & June were all hitched up and ready to leave. We will miss them. Today we toured the coast west of here. We followed the coast south and east till we arrived at Weeks Bay. They have an estuary with elevated walkways and a visitor center. We had a bag lunch at the picnic tables and walked the elevated walkway. They are about 2 miles long leading out to the edge of the bay. This was a very interesting walk and we saw birds close-up. This evening after dinner we attended the "Ice Cream Social" in the club house. The band"Lock Stock and Barrell" performed "Blue Grass". The band is great and will be back every other Sunday this winter.
Thursday morning we drove to the post office after breakfast. The mail from Texas had not arrived. We stopped at the propane store to check on the price. At 3:49 a gallon, we will shop elsewhere. The gauge on the motor home indicates empty. We returned home to pack up the RV so that we can go to Ace Hardware in Foley, Al. for propane. there price is 2.79 a gallon. This is the first propane fill sence we were in Monson, Ma. The pack up is the same as a move, every thing must be secure. While we were out we also made a Fuel stop. Diesel at 3.59. We returned home to the same site, #81. This morning the weather is warm, 65 degrees, and overcast. The rain started at 10 am and stayed all day. We washed clothes and made a cake. Tomorrow will be a better day. Till Then.
Up at 6. Wow can you imagine that. Us up at 6 am??? Well we did and we left the RV at 7 am and drove with Paul and June to Pensacola, Fl. to watch the "Blue Angles" fly. We arrived on base at 8:15 and were informed that the "Air Show" had been canceled. Well now what? The museum was opened to allow the masses entry as the normal opening was 9:30 am. Paul is a retired Navy Chief aviation Machinist Mate. It was a joy to visit with Paul and discuss his navy career and the aircraft that he had worked with. We ate lunch in the Chief's Club,then walked on the beach and in the surf. We stopped at the Light House but it was closed for repair. Then drove to Fort Barrancas which is located on the navy base. The history starts with the Spanish in1698 and was a contested area during the America Revolution. The Spanish recaptured the fort in1781. The fort was seized from the Spanishin 1814 and again in 1818. Flordia became a state in 1821.
Today is election day. Hope everyone voted for the candidate of their choice. Today started out overcast and cool. the sun came out and we had a fine day. We washed clothes then drove to Walmart. Lorine picked up her meds and a little groceries. When we returned home I noticed motor home with a Ham antenna. After unloading the car I walked the dogs over to the motor home. The guys name is Russ and he will be work-camping here till December. Tonight Lorine(Sylvia) and I played cribbage then watched tv. Tomorrow we have to get up at 6 am so that we can go to Pensacola, Fl. to watch the "Blue Angles" fly and also get autographs. We will be with Paul and June our neighbors. Thats all from here.
Well what happened to Saturday and Sunday! Saturday I cut up the short board to make lege to make a free standing shelf. I also applied stain and varnish. The weather being warm and a little breezy we sat outside and enjoyed the nice day. Sunday we attended church at the Marlow Methodist Church. After noon we drove to Home Depot to buy a "Strut" to hold the mud flap to the rear of the RV. While there Lorine found a "Totem Pole" as a yard ornament. Our neighbors Paul and June came over to look at the totem pole. Lorine said that she wanted our names painted on it. Paul and June laid out and painted the names and what a great job . Later they came over for a game of "Mexican Train". The great evening ended around 8 pm. Monday, the ladies decided to shop at "Hobby Lobby". Paul and I stayed home and washed, shined the rv and add another layer of finish on the "shelf". We went to lunch at "Mellow Mushroom" pizza. Again I do not have pictures, but had a great day. Later.
Glenn and Sylvia Avery retired, sold our home of 14 years, purchased a Tiffin motorhome and went on the road full time. Nuts! Maybe but thats what we want to do.
We have 5 children and 10 Grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter spread out in 4 states.
Read along as we travel this great land.