Saturday, April 12, 2014

Emi's Birthday and a visit with Harold and family.

Tuesday we left Indian Springs State Park and traveled to Warner Robbins to celebrate Emi's birthday and spend the night.  Tricia prepared delicious homemade stromboli for dinner and an awesome birthday cake for Emi's special day. Everything was delicious.  Thanks Tricia for a wonderful dinner.  We enjoyed being there to celebrate with all of you.
Emi opening gifts.
She loved her chocolate bunny her friend gave her. 
Emi's birthday cake. 
Fred and Jack played with the ball until they punched hole in it. 

Wednesday we left cousin Tricia's and traveled on to John's brother Harold's house.  It has been almost two years since we visited them.  Of course we played 10 Penny and had lots of laughs.  It was so good to see them all again.  Thanks Harold and Sandie for the hospitality.  I finally remembered to take a few pictures. 
Lester, Shannon and Savannah
Fred chilling out with Harold.
Sandie

John and I rode with Sandie on a few errands.  We rode through the base and I was able to get pictures of the USS New York, a 5th San Antonio-Class Amphibious Transport Dock.  It is notable for using a symbolic amount of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center after it was destroyed in the September 11 attacks. 
Front view of the USS New York.
Here is a picture of the USS New York with two smaller ships.
John, Savannah and Shannon.
  
Yesterday morning we had breakfast at Harold and Sandie's favorite place, The Home Plate.  We were joined by friends Bill and Loretta who are also fulltimers.
Harold and Sandie.
Sandie, Harold, Loretta and Bill.
The Home Plate is very uniqiue......it even has it's own set of rules. LOL  The owner/cook is very entertaining.

After breakfast it was time for us to make our way back to GA.  The trip was uneventful and we made it back to Indian Springs State Park by 2:30 p.m.   We were busy the rest of the day with park chores. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Visit with Cousin Tricia and Family.

My cousin Tricia and her family arrived Friday afternoon to visit us and tent camp at Indian Springs State Park.  It was so good to see them.  We always have a great time.

William and Fred. 
Emily and Fred.
John, Emily, William, Bryan and Tricia. Breakfast this morning.  Bacon, eggs, waffles and taters-n-onions and fresh strawberries.  So good.  

Jack and Emily.
Tricia and Bryan.

Tricia and me.
Tricia and me being silly.

Me, Tricia and Emily giving a "foot wave" to my sister Annie. LOL  Annie doesn't like feet so we just couldn't resist.

We enjoyed their visit very much and hope to see them again before leaving Georgia.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

No tire and a broken arm.

TUESDAY:

This morning one of our guests named Lori left to travel on to her next destination.  We met her and her daughter a few days ago when they checked in.  So glad we had the opportunity to meet her.  A little while after she left we were making rounds through the park again and found her thank you notes to us.  Thank you Lori.  We wish you and your daughter safe travels.

After finishing our chores, I decided to try out a new banana muffin recipe I found online.  I was pleasantly surprised that it was actually good.  I have tried several online recipies lately that people were raving about and after trying them.... I really didn't see why.  I guess it all comes down to taste.  




This is the picture from the link.  I made them without the glaze and they were yummy.

Before dinner we were outside talking to some RVers when we heard and awful sound.....metal on ashpalt.  John looked up the hill and noticed a truck pulling a bumper pull camper missing a tire on it. The man pulled up to our camp host site and John asked him if he knew he was missing a tire. He said no and jumped out to take a look.  He hadn't noticed anything while traveling down the road.   Sure hope he doesn't have costly repairs to make. 

I heard from our friend Dick tonight.  He and Skeeter made it to his next camp host assignment safe and sound.  We sure miss them. 

WEDNESDAY:

Still enjoying warm temperatures and sunny skies.  I am liking that.   We were about to go on rounds this morning when a firefighter, who has been here a few days, stopped by and needed John's help.  He had problems with his hitch.  John took his tools down and was glad he could help. 

The rest of the day was uneventful until around 6:30 p.m.  We were outside and a vehicle pulled up asking where to find the nearest hospital.  Their two year old little girl was playing and fell.  She was crying and in pain so they wanted to have her checked out. 

A little while later, while going over to check the ladies restroom for the night, I saw them returning to their camp site so I stopped to check on the little girl. The doctor said the arm was broken so they splinted it.  They will be leaving for Macon tomorrow to see a surgeon.  I know John can relate to how she is feeling.  We wish her well. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Warm weather has arrived!

Finally, the warm weather has arrived.  I am liking that.   We had 81 degrees and lots of sun. Yeah!!!!  Today was a very busy day.  We had the usual bath house cleanings as well as the fire pits and site repairs.  We had a couple of late arrivals to check in after office hours so we had to handle those.
John changing a breaker on breaker box.

Loading up fire wood.

We finished our chores around dinner time and decided to drive into Forsyth to eat at our favorite Chinese restaurant, Hong Kong Palace. 
This place doesn't look like much but the food is very good. 

It was still daylight when we got back to the park so I was able to get a few pictures. 
The sign at the entrance to the park. 
One of the bridges at the front of the park.
Side view of the bridge.
A walkway at the front of the park. 
Another view of the walkway.
The stone pavilion at the front of the park.  This building is used for weddings and receptions.  It is booked almost every weekend. 
Another building at the front of the park.  I don't think this building is being used at this time. 

This week is spring break for some of the school districts here so the park will probably be full by this weekend. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

And we have rain.

Woke up to the sound of rain.  It rained on and off all day long.  I took a few pictures of the park while making the rounds.   We had a few new campers pull in before dark, mostly overnighters.






More rain is in the forecast tomorrow.  Sure will be glad when it stops. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

See Ya Later Dick and Skeeter

Up early to go to breakfast with Dick before he headed out.  We ate at a local restaurant called The Lunch Box.  A good choice.....very tasty food.  After breakfast we took Dick to get a few groceries then made our way back to the park but before we made it there we noticed some goats escaping from a hole in a fence.  The goats belong to a friend of Dick's so we stopped to see if we could corral them back under the fence.  John and Dick chased them back under the fence and found large limbs to block the hole.  Hopefully that kept them there until the owner made it back home.  Oh well, anything to prolong Dick's departure. LOL

Dick finally had everything road ready and stopped at the park office to say the final "see ya laters".  It was sad. 
Dick, Kim and Skeeter.
Kim, Me and John.
John, Me and Dick.  (This is the serious picture)
John, Me and Dick.  (This is the funny picture)  Got to have one of those. LOL
Dick and Skeeter making their escape before we all started crying. 
There they go. 
Safe travels to you my friend.  You will be missed.
It sure has been lonely around the park this afternoon. 
Site #52.  Dick and Skeeter's site.  

I talked to Dick tonight and he made it safely to his destination.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dick's last day.

Today is Dick's last full day here.  Everyone met for a farewell lunch for Dick and Beth at noon.   Dick will be taking another volunteer position and Beth has accepted a position at another Georgia State Park.  Indian Springs State Park will certainly miss them.   Best of luck to Dick and Beth.
Ken, Dick with Skeeter and Beth 
John and Dick enjoying dessert. 

Tonight we enjoyed our last campfire with Dick before he leaves tomorrow.
Dick getting the campfire just right.

We plan to have breakfast with Dick before he hits the road for his next destination.  

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

$3.99 lunch and a .99 Margarita.

John went over to check the air conditioner coils and refrigerator coils on Dick's trailer.  Everything is road ready for Dick's new journey.  Tomorrow will be his last day here.  It will be a sad day for Indian Springs State Park.  We will miss his smiling face and great sense of humor.

By the time John and Dick were finished with the trailer it was lunch time. Dick suggested La Hacienda in Jackson so away we went.  La Hacienda has a $3.99 lunch menu.  This price includes your lunch and a drink.  The restaurant also has .99 margaritas on certain days.  Today was .99 margarita day. 

.99 Frozen Margarita

My plate. 
John's plate
Dick and his plate. 

Don't know how they make money off a $3.99 lunch but we sure did enjoy it. 

The winds were high today and the temperature has fallen all afternoon.  It will be below freezing by morning.  I am so sick of this cold weather.  So ready for "real" spring weather. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.