Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trip to Greenville, SC and a visit with Dick & Skeeter.

Yesterday John and I met Darnell, who will be replacing us as camp host at Indian Springs State Park.     John showed him around the park and what we do daily.  He will begin on May 2nd.  So glad we got to meet him.  We are sure he will do a wonderful job for the park.

Up very early this morning and on the road to Greenville, SC for my bi-annual doctor appointment for the enchomdroma I have in my right humerus.  It is a benign bone tumor that I was diagnosed with in 2008.   My doctor, formerly from MS, moved to Greenville, SC in 2010.  The Medical Center did not replace him and the nearest doctor of his type was located in Arkansas.  Since we travel, I decided to keep my original doctor.  We schedule or travels every two years so that I can keep my appointment.  I am happy to say there was no change in the tumor.  Yeah!!!

After leaving the doctor's office we drove to Royston, GA to visit our friend Dick and his dog Skeeter.  Dick used be the Maintenance Camp Host at Indian Springs State Park but is now volunteering at Victoria Bryant State Park.  We drove into town and had lunch at a place called Bob's Small Town Grille.  John found it online and all the reviews sounded great so you know we had to try it.  The food was great. 

John's plate:  The Reuben Sandwich
Dick's plate:  The Philly Steak Sandwich
My plate:  Grilled Cheesy Chicken Sandwich
Dick enjoying his lunch. 
Dick, John and I.
After lunch we went back to Dick's place to visit for a while before heading back to Indian Springs State Park.
Dick and Skeeter
We enjoyed our visit with Dick and Skeeter and hope to see them again soon.  Thank you to Dick for treating us to lunch. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Visit with Renee

After finishing our morning cores in the park we drove to Marietta to visit with our niece Renee and have lunch at Gabriel's; the restaurant she works for.  We arrived at 11:30 and the lunch crowd started to roll in.   The food was very good.  If you are in the area drop in and try it out.

My plate.

John's plate.

Renee busy at work.

It has been two years since we have seen Renee.  It was so good to see her again. 

On our way back to the park we stopped in Locust Grove to find an exercise ball for John's hand.  His hand is doing quite well.  Yeah!

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all our family and friends out there.  The weather was beautiful today.  Lots of families in the park enjoying the day.

After finishing our work for the day John grilled some ribs to go with my potato salad and butter beans. 

Tomorrow we will drive to Marietta, GA and visit with our neice Renee. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Doctor satisfied with John's hand.

We left Tuesday morning and traveled to Mississippi.  Our trip was uneventful and we made it to Bob and Marcy's around 2:30 p.m.

Of course we played card games.  I got beat on almost every game.  I did have a great hand on one of my golf games. 
This was my first hand during the first round of golf.  I went on to get beat.

Thursday morning John had is appointment with the surgeon to check his hand.  The doctor was satisfied with how his hand is healing and he no longer has to wear the splint.  He is a happy camper. 
John's hand looks almost back to normal with the exception of a small scar where the incision was.

Later Thursday night Robert, Kelsey and the grandbabies came by for a visit.   They are growing so fast.  So glad we got to see them before we left. 


Robert and Ava.
Ava and Kelsey.
John and Shelby.

Up this morning and on the road back to Georgia before 9:30.  A big thank you to Bob and Marcy for letting John and I, and Fred hang out at their place while we were in town.  Fred loves being where all the people are so he was happy. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

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.

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 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.


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. 


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.