Sunday, April 23, 2017
Hi, Folks. I am pleased and excited to tell you about our fall 2017/winter 2018 camping schedule. Due to all of the ongoing work here at home, we'll have a somewhat abbreviated schedule, but we will still be spending a total of fifty-one nights on the road. I wish the summer wasn't so unbearably long, because I'm EXTREMELY anxious to hit the highway. The fall can't come soon enough for Gary and Dodge and I. We'll be making five trips away from home. Thirty nights will be spent in Georgia, and 21 nights will be spent in Florida. We'll be camping at ten different parks, all of which we have been to before with the exception of J.H. Floyd in northwest Georgia. We wanted to spend Christmas at Watson Mill Bridge, but the campground there is small and was already booked solid. So, we opted to stay at Fort Yargo instead. It's still in the same basic area, just not as pretty as Watson Mill Bridge is. Most of the places we are camping at were booked because of their proximity to Gary's favorite antiquing spots. We'll also be visiting with family and friends along the way. It's going to be FUN to say the least. In other news, there's been a TON of activity here at home lately. Gary's hard work is paying off, and he's feeling a little less stressed as projects are either getting done or well on their way to be completed. I predict that he's going to feel much more relaxed during our upcoming camping season than he has during the past two or three. He's always had fun on our trips, but at the same time, he always worries about the things that aren't getting done at home while we are out on the road. If things continue to progress the way the have during the last two months, he will be as carefree as I am by the time our first camping trip rolls around. I'll update you on the happenings around here soon. Love to you all. Your buddy, Toaster.
Monday, April 10, 2017
A few years ago, Gary and I had the pleasure of meeting Celine and Jean-Pierre as we camped at Stephen Foster State Park in northern Florida. We had a great time with them for the couple of days we shared a campsite together. Fast forward to 2017, and our friends from Quebec were camping right here in our hometown of St. Augustine at Anastasia State Park. Coincidentally, they were at the park at the same time that our friends Tina and Joe from Ohio were there. This was a few days before Gary surprised me and took me out for a two night stay of our own. Tina and Joe got to meet Celine and Jean-Pierre, and Gary got to spend quite a bit of time with both couples. I wish I could have seen them, but it just wasn't meant to be this time. They invited us to come to Quebec and camp at their house. That would be LOTS of fun! I've never been outside of the United States. The closest we've ever been to Canada was when we went to Letchworth State Park in western New York in 2013. I'll be reminding Gary from time to time that we have an open invitation to visit Quebec. There are so many places we want to go to, and with our camping seasons getting a bit shorter every year, I'm not sure if we will ever get to all of them. Anyway, I'm glad that our friends are happy and healthy and doing well, and traveling to some of the places we only dream of. We hope to camp with them again VERY soon.