Monday, March 26, 2012


Life has gotten a little more interesting since I last updated you. I know I left you hanging on the progress of our initial trip, but we did visit for a week and a half in FLORIDA. Where it is always perfectly lovely. We did a short visit to Panama City Beach to check out our accommodations for next November's IRONMAN. Then we made it home just a few days before Christmas to spend the day with our family minus 4.

Now we are preparing for the ' BIG MOVE'. Bill had some business to attend to, so while he has been away my friends and family and I have been going through all of my stuff. I say my stuff because Bill has already disposed of his unnecessary baggage. We have spent the last 4 weeks sorting, wrapping, and packing lots of treasures I just don't want to give up just yet.
I have given gifts to children (our children), and friends. And I have even sent a little tiny visitor on a long trip back where she came from.
The second weekend in March we had a huge two day sale, almost all of my furniture went then. I actually could have sold several pieces several times. Then last weekend after sorting, bagging and tagging lots of my jewelry, most of which I haven't worn in years, and sorting and hanging, folding and tagging clothes, purses, shoes we had another sale. Both sales were very successful and most of the stuff is gone.
The rest has been bagged and boxed for the Disabled American Veterans to pick up in a few days.
It's a little startling to see your entire life time reduced to a few hundred dollars. Some times, several times actually I found it difficult, once or twice, to see through the tears in my eyes as some treasured thing went out the door with a stranger.
It's good to remember that these are just things and while the things provoke a memory they do not posses the memories that are locked safely away in my heart.
And soon it will be time to move on to the next phase in our life and make some new and different memories. We will have lots of new experiences and visit great wonders and places. I hope to see many of my long time friends as we travel this wonderful country.
I can't wait to go exploring.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Country Oaks

This was such a nice spot. We only stayed overnight, but what a restful place, and somewhere we would like to return and spend a few days while exploring the beaches and perhaps an outer island or two.
This campground is at the last (or first depending on your direction) exit on I 95 in GA.

The world seems to slow down here in south GA.

Next stop the Florida welcome center. Yahoo, we're home again.

December 10, 2011

She lives

Even though I didn't think I would make it, at times. I am still alive and well, getting better. Bronchitis is something I have dealt with on a somewhat regular basis for years, and this one seemed to really drag me down. I suppose I will have the cough for a while, and my voice is still very hoarse, but I am pretty sure I'll live.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Sorry for the slow postings this past couple of weeks. I am sick, coughing, choking, headachey, fever, sinus, ache all over, drooling in my sleep sick.
I did go to the doctor and they can't help me with more than the standard plenty of fluids, netty pott, rest, lots of Nyquil and use an inhaler kind of stuff no one wants to hear.
I'm gonna say it, 'we can put a man on the moon, why can't we cure ... blah, blah, blah, never mind.
I'll be back on it when I'm better. Hopefully soon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

On the Road in Dec

To round out our stay in Greenville, we attended church with our kids and we were treated to hearing our grandson Michael sing a solo. I was very pleased as he sang O Come Emanuel, this is also a favorite of mine.

We stayed around and celebrated Bill's 65th birthday with them and enjoyed pie and cake and ice cream. wonder why I need to lose weight?  Then we exchanged Christmas presents with them and on Friday morning we took off again. I tried to get some good pictures of the family, but this is the best I could get. Sometimes people aren't very cooperative.





Coby, the dog, was the only one to get a really good picture.

Heading south to Orlando, Altamonte Springs to be specific. Of course before we left the campground we tore off the antenna, which I guess everyone does, once.

We decided to make this an early night so we started looking for a park around 3 pm. and finally settled on Country Oaks Campground & RV Park. Located in Kingsland, GA right off the last Georgia exit on I 95.
Now this is the nicest little park, they have a small pond, and a horse corral, the sites are mostly all pull through. We arrived at an early time, just before dusk and were able to get all set up, and have our dinner before it got dark outside.
The live oaks with their long strands of hanging moss gave such a sense of serenity and southern charm. We really loved this place, and are eager to go back for a longer stay next time.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Farkel party

A few weeks ago Dawn and I invited some of our friends over to my house for a Farkel Pajama party.
We played farkel and had some snacks and just enjoyed the evening. I want to do this again, these girls are so much fun.

We each got a Farkel name, they are very silly names and we were being very silly.

This is Allene (Flossy Farkel) and Dawn (Fiona Farkel)

This is me, ( Flora Farkel) and Kathy P. (Frieda Farkel)

Dawn ( Fergie Farkel) and Molly (Fiona Farkel)

This is Kathy W ( Fanni Farkel)

Flossy Farkel says goodnight.

 We had a lot of fun.

Ah ha the lost photo

My dear daughter after reading that I did not have a good picture of our grandson sent me this one. Count on the mama to get the shot.
Thank you, Sharon.