Thursday, October 27, 2011

Catching Up

We’ve been back here at our site in Dillard for about two weeks now. That time has flown by pretty quickly too.

On the last day on the road of our journey home from Williamsburg, VA, and the area around there, we encountered drizzle the entire day, from our overnight stop at Ft Chiswell RV Park near Wytheville, VA, to Dillard.

The last day on the road. IMG_1541

We were gone 17 days and that was the most rain we had encountered the whole time away. As we pulled up in front of our site, we found the posts and beams up for our “coach house” we were having built. As a matter of fact, Kevin and Kenny, the carpenters doing the job, had a huge blue tarp covering the beams and they were huddled under it. They were quitting for the day because of the rain. It was a couple of days later before the green tin roofing panels would arrive and they would finish off the roof and the trim work. We couldn’t have it painted right away until the pressure treated lumber thoroughly dries out. The paint job starts Monday. We’ll add two ceiling fans to it when we return next spring. We’ve enjoyed it in the few days we’ve had it and look forward to a lot of use next summer. I’ll include some pictures of the new addition below. Click on them to make them larger. I’ll include more pictures of it in future posts.

BEFORE deck 7 IMG_1339

DURING IMG_1545 IMG_1549

Our good friends, Pat and Sandie Gregory, who have an rv site up in Franklin, NC, 30 minutes north of us, invited us up to their place for a cookout last Friday. Also, coming were the Schurects and Collins who are members of the Roamin’ Rigs, the FMCA rv club we all belonged to in Florida. The Schurechts and Collins were camping over in Hiawassee, GA, about an hour west of us, to see the leaves change. It was a great afternoon with good friends and burgers, hotdogs and all the fixings.

Then, last evening, Wednesday, we hosted Pat and Sandie for dinner.

The Gregorys and Jeff   IMG_1558

Barbie fixed lasagna, sauteed mushrooms, garlic bread, an antipasto salad and flan for dessert. It was a great meal with super company. We won’t see them until we are all back in Florida. They will leave Sunday morn and we leave for our “long way home” on Tuesday.

We had gotten an email earlier this week from Steve and Linda Coleman, longtime friends, and now fulltimers for the past 8 years. I taught at the same school with Linda in the late 70’s and then coached football with Steve in the 80’s. They also are former Roamin’ Rigs members as well. Coincidently, they were coming here to River Vista for an American Coach Motorhome Owners Club Rally. Forty coaches from the group will be here from Wednesday through Sunday. Steve and Linda came in a day early and we spent Tuesday evening catching up with them.

River Vista will be full this weekend with the rally and the weekenders for the Halloween Weekend activities planned. Lots of activities for kids (crafts, pumpkin carving, games, trick or treating, movie, costume contest, etc) plus tomorrow (Friday night) a cocktail party for adults with a piano player entertaining is on the agenda. Saturday, there is a meatball sub and side dish dinner plus Big Daddy DJ is hosting a Halloween dance for all from 7-10pm. It will be our last dance of the season. It’ll be a busy weekend but should be fun. I’ve gathered a bunch of oldie Halloween type music to play. It should be fun!

We will depart our site here in Dillard Tuesday morn and head for Foley, Alabama, and the Alabama Gulf Coast area. We’ll take our time and spend two nights on the road before arriving in Foley at Anchors Aweigh RV Park on Thursday, November 3. We are gonna stay there 7 days and explore this new area for us. After that we’re headed to our “other home site” at Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park in Crystal River, Florida, for the winter. We’re anxious to see our friends there for sure.

We’ve got a lot to do between now and Tuesday so my next blog will probably come from Foley, late next week. Oh yes, for those of you wondering, Kozmo is just GREAT!

‘Til next time……


SunshinecruiserTN said...

Loving your site. It will be wonderful next year. Glad Kozmo is doing wonderful. Bet he is one spoiled dog. Have fun at the Halloween party.

Karen and Al said...

Your new coach house looks very nice. Are you going to screen it or leave it open? Hope to see you guys this winter. We'll be heading back towards Tampa November 8th.

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

We just left Foley. Love that area. Be sure to go downtown and see the Foley Alabama Railroad Museum. Really cool. The Old Time Pottery is an adventure in itself.
You will love the beach at Bay St. Louis. They no longer charge for parking. If you haven't seen the Blue Angels, their HUGE show is Nov. 11-12. We were told it is amazing! Safe Travels.

Debbie, Duane, Bo and Laska said...

Glad to hear all is well with you two (and of course Kozmo)!

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Glad to finally hear from you!! Looks like you are staying busy!!

Glad you are all doing well.

Say hi to Kozmo for us too!!